Monday, June 18, 2007

911: Media conglomerates are officially brain-dead

Via Planned Parenthood

Today The New York Times reported that FOX and CBS are refusing to air a condom commercial.

How much you wanna bet they'll still have ads for erectile disfunction? IRONY MUCH?

FOX claims, “Contraceptive advertising must stress health-related uses rather than the prevention of pregnancy” (cause preventing pregnancy has nothing to do with health?) CBS simply writes that they “did not find it appropriate” for its network.

Sarcastic comment coming up........You're right promoting healthy sexual relationships, STI & pregnancy prevention is sooo inappropriate. Condoms are yucky! EWWW!

Planned Parenthood is brilliant in pointing out...

In 2005, 70 percent of all television shows and 77 percent of prime-time shows contained sexual content. FOX and CBS shows are no exception. From Temptation Island to Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to The O.C. — a show that broadcasts an average of 6.7 sex scenes an hour — FOX and CBS have taken sex all the way to the bank.

Preventing unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections are top public health priorities. Television networks that pride themselves on public service should take every opportunity to educate the public about safer sex. By rejecting Trojan’s ad, FOX and CBS have made the wrong move for public health.

Make sure that CBS and FOX know that the VAST majority of Americans think this is complete bullshit.

PS: You can watch the rejected commercial here

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

Sad. There was nothign inappropriate about that commercial; I'll bet they would have aired it if he was reachign for a Heinekin and not a condom.