Condom pigs don’t fly with Fox and CBS | Adweek
Advertisement

Condom pigs don’t fly with Fox and CBS

Pigs Advertising condoms because they prevent HIV? Go ahead. Advertising them because they prevent babies? Not so fast. In a story about a Trojan TV spot that debuts tonight, The New York Times says CBS and Fox are refusing to run the ad. The story quotes a Fox memo that says, “Contraceptive advertising must stress health-related uses rather than the prevention of pregnancy.” This decision seems especially strange when you view the spot itself, a “men are pigs” number that’s probably the most PG condom ad around. (You can watch it on the equally work-safe TrojanEvolve.com.) Maybe Fox, that shining beacon of American morality, is just worried that condom use could limit the chance for great television opportunities.

—Posted by David Griner

Get the The AdFreak Daily newsletter:

Thanks for signing up! Check your inbox for a confirmation email.

Topics: Griner
Advertisement

Sign up for AdFreak Newsletters

About AdFreak

AdFreak is your daily blog of the best and worst of creativity in advertising, media, marketing and design. Follow us as we celebrate (and skewer) the latest, greatest, quirkiest and freakiest commercials, promos, trailers, posters, billboards, logos and package designs around. Edited by Adweek's Tim Nudd. Updated every weekday, with a weekly recap on Saturdays.

Click to Subscribe to AdFreak RSS