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Manitoba store pulls ‘Gay Away’ novelty candy after public complaints

A dollar store in Manitoba has pulled a gag gift called Gay Away after callers complained it was offensive.

The product is candy in a tablet form that claims to cure homosexuality.

It is marketed by a company with the website laughrat.com.

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A manager at Deals for Dollars in Gimli, Man., said the shop pulled the item from shelves Wednesday morning after the first call.

Leann, who won't give her last name, said staff didn't order the item, but it was added by a supply rep for the store.

She said staff removed the item from the shelves along with some other items the same rep had also ordered.

The store manager described the other items as adult sex gags.

"We usually order but what happened this time is we let the rep order. We hadn't even known it was there," she said.

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