The Robert Dyas “gay” Christmas ad is doing the rounds six years after it was first released and yes, people are still falling for it.

In 2015, hardware retailer Robert Dyas released a spoof Christmas ad that featured staff and customers stating their sexuality, what their hobbies are and why they love to shop or work at Robert Dyas.

It was released on the company’s Facebook page and his since become somewhat of a cult favourite.

Backed by a soundtrack of Christmas music, one employee said: “Hi, my name’s Marcus. I work at Robert Dyas and I’m gay.

“I like going out with my friends and playing volleyball. I also like showing our gay and straight customers a funky range of our Christmas gifts.”

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According to Pink News, the ad is a remake of another spoof ad originating in America where employees and customers at The Red House Furniture store in North Carolina stated their race and why they like it there.

Remarkably, six years after it first graced the internet, the bizarre Robert Dyas advert is still managing to rile people up when it returns around this time each year.

Right wing figures including Laurence Fox and Mayhar Tousi recently shared the video, sparking outrage among their followers.

One person joked: “Nothing sums up Twitter better than lots of people angrily threatening to boycott Robert Dyas because of a spoof ad from 6 years ago.”

An angry viewer said they would be boycotting the retailer because of the “woke nonsense”, until another person pointed out, “It’s a 6 year old joke champ”.

Someone else said: “Great to see all the critical thinkers who “do their own research” on vaccines and trade failing to identify the six-year old spoof Robert Dyas advert that trends every year.”

Someone suggested Fox can’t tell what’s satire and what’s real anymore because he’s surrounded by too many conspiracies.

They wrote: “That's because you follow way to many conspiracy theories.”

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