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A Gimli dollar store pulled a gag gift called Gay Away off its shelves Wednesday after local parents called to complain it was offensive.

The product is a candy in a tablet form that purports to cure homosexuality. Part of a product line called Mighty Meds, Gay Away is marketed by a company with the website laughrat.com.

Leann, the manager at Deals for Dollars, said the shop pulled the item from shelves Wednesday morning after receiving the first call from a parent.

Leann, who wouldn’t give her last name, said store staff hadn’t ordered the item; it made its way to the shelves when a supply representative for the store added the item to the stock. "We usually order but what happened this time is we let the rep order. We hadn’t even known it was there," she said.

Once calls of complaint came into the store, the staff plucked the item from the shelves along with some other items the same rep had also ordered. The store manager described the other offensive items as adult sex gags.

alexandra.paul@freepress.mb.ca

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