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Toyota Faces Transphobic Backlash After Releasing Commercials Starring Androgynous Male Model

Some transphobic and homophobic car fans have been blasting Toyota across the Internet after clips of a commercial for the new Auris only airing in Japan have hit the web. Check out what all the hubbub is about after the jump!

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26th August 2012 09:30

Alessia Valenza

The first of two spots follows the booty-flashing model around the 2013 Auris while focusing on his feminine traits. Layered both the curves of the model and the new car are graphics that read, "Not in trend. Not Casual. Not for everyone. Not authority, but Auris."

A second, more revealing commercial provides the full identity of the androgynous model, leaving many commenters on car blogs across the world to condemn Toyota and even issue death threats in transphobic tantrums. 

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