This Calvin Klein advertisement was banned in Australia. While it seems like any other ad you would find in the pages of various fashion magazines in the United States, Australia banned it because officials said it “promoted gang rape and violence.”
This condom advertisement was broadcasted in Africa. It is very amusing but also plays a big role in trying to help spread awareness of the AIDs problem them have going on in the country. The advertisement includes a good looking male and female walking down a crowded street towards each other. As the wind blows, the cover of the females umbrella blows away. To the rescue comes the handsome man who pulls out a pack of Trust Condoms and opens it up, only to put it over the umbrella. Not only is it trying to say to it’s viewers “use a condom,” it is insinuating to viewers how well endowed it’s African clientele must be. It has always been a cultural joke that Africans were “bigger” then most. Very amusing commercial!
By: Leah Knotoff