Well, it happened, DBS has officially pulled themselves out of the charity promotion with Focus on the Family, after much protest from gay affirmative individuals and a huge amounts of complaints written to them.
Now their promotion linked have removed any mention of charity with FOTF:
I received a 2nd reply from DBS after I queried them on whether the withdrawal was for real.
Dear Mr Wong
We thank you for your feedback and appreciate your concerns.
In line with DBS’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts that are geared towards supporting children and learning, several welfare organisations that support similar causes were short-listed.
It was never the intention of the Bank to discriminate against any group through this initiative. Nevertheless given feedback received, to demonstrate that DBS believes in diversity and inclusion, with immediate effect we will be removing the Christmas charity campaign.
Assistant Vice President
Customer Care & Feedback Management
Consumer Banking Group Singapore
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