International crisis leads to condom ad ban

A territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea over two islands in the Sea of Japan has led South Korea to … ban Japanese condom ads from the subways in Seoul. We have no idea how those two things are related, either, but we’ll chalk it up to nationalistic sentiment. A spokesman for Seoul Metro candidly chalks the decision up to “an anti-Japanese sentiment brewing among citizens,” as well as a general dislike of condom ads. And to be fair, some Japanese condoms are pretty offensive.

—Posted by David Kiefaber