catchvd.jpg“Catch VD” is the new ad campaign promoting the new season of The Vampire Diaries on The CW.

Apparently, this is phase one of the campaign with the next step showing the cast in sexy poses.

Whether intentionally or not, The CW has created quite a stir in the blogosphere (hat tip to dlisted).

Advocating people deliberately get a sexually transmitted infection cannot be what they mean, right?

I know that I thought “venereal disease” when I saw this ad. And I also know I’m not alone. However, The CW thinks otherwise.

This is their statement in response to the controversy: “VD simply stands for Vampire Diaries, and anyone who thinks otherwise should probably get themselves checked out.”

I admit that, despite my obsession with all things vampires, I have not seen The Vampire Diaries. I guess I’ll have to check it out.