Sex Pigging Out
posted by July 16 at 7:59 AMon
The New York Times has a story in its business section this morning about that new Trojan ad. The ad didn’t state explicitly that these particular Trojans were for disease prevention only, and not pregnancy prevention, which made the ad very, very controversial with the every-sperm-is-sacred/premarital-sex-should-always-screw-up-your-life crowd, which prompted CBS and Fox to refuse to show it. (You can see the ad by clicking here.)
Pittsburgh and Seattle are the test markets for Trojan’s new campaign—and while Fox and CBS rejected the ad, our local Fox and CBS affiliates accepted the ad. Which means we’ll be seeing the ad a lot.
Anyway, I was startled to see this quote in Andrew Adam Newman’s story:
“I’m offended by the reality that television is so hypersexualized and glorifies sexual excess and promiscuity, and then runs screaming into the megachurch and drops to its knees when someone wants to run an advertisement that urges people to be responsible about their sexual expression.”
Television is hypersexualized? Glorifies sexual excess? Promotes promiscuity? Sounds like they went to Dr. Laura for a quote. Who the hell is this prude?
Oh, right: it’s me.