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The No vote campaign poster couple "are appalled" at their image being used

Australian comedian Adam Hills has said that the couple in the stock image are friends of his wife.

the no vote Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall

COMEDIAN ADAM HILLS has said that the couple in the No vote posters are in favour of same-sex marriage.

In a post on his Facebook page, the Australian comic has said that his wife, opera singer Ali McGregor, is friends with the couple in the picture.

He points out that the photo is a stock image, meaning that it is available for anyone to use regardless of their purpose.

In the post, he claims that the couple in the photograph, “are appalled that their faces are being used, without their permission, to promote something they wholeheartedly disagree with”.

He goes on to say:

Regardless of how you feel about the vote – what a weird, horrible, ridiculous world we live in, in which a loving, caring, open-minded family unit can be used to advertise the very opposite of what that particular family unit believes. If any of my Irish friends see these posters, just know this – the beautiful family on that poster is all for Marriage Equality.

Originally published 9.30am

Read: 9 of the best reaction faces from the Prime Time marriage equality debate

Also: ‘It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote’

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