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December 31, 2009
Officials: New Zealand TV Condom Ad “Inoffensive”
A television advertisement by the New Zealand AIDS
Foundation was found to be “inoffensive” by the country’s Advertising Standards
Authority, stuff.co.nz reports. The authority chairman said the ad carries an
important health message.
According to the article, the officials were responding to
complaints from viewers, who said the ad was “offensive, unacceptable and
breached decency.” Others said airing “sexual content” at 8:25 p.m. was inappropriate.
The ad depicts four condom-covered fingers dancing together
to a song with the lyrics, “You want me to be wanting you, to be wanting me.” A
naked finger joins the others, but they stop dancing until the fifth finger
also wears a condom.