Center Parcs pulls Daily Mail adverts after article criticised Tom Daley

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Center Parcs has announced it has stopped advertising in the Daily Mail.

The decision was made after an advert appeared in an online article by columnist Richard Littlejohn that criticised diver Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black, who are expecting a child.

In the article Richard Littlejohn said he supported civil partnerships, and would prefer a child to be fostered by “loving gay couples” rather than be “condemned to rot” in state-run institutions.

He added: “That said, and despite the fact that countless single parents do a fantastic job, I still cling to the belief that children benefit most from being brought up by a man and a woman.”

A spokesman from Center Parcs said: “We take where we advertise very seriously and have a number of steps to prevent our advertising from appearing alongside inappropriate content.

“We felt this placement was completely unacceptable and have therefore ceased advertising with the Daily Mail with immediate effect.

“We apologise for any offense this may have caused.”