It seems that our government believes that India, the second most populated country in the world, needs no sex education. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced that it won’t let you watch condom ads on television during ‘prime time’ because the children will get exposed to the “indecent and inappropriate” content. Yes. We are talking about a country with 1.3 billion population in 2017.
The decision was taken after the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) sought the ministry’s suggestions, reportedly after receiving a number of complaints from viewers. The ASCI received letters saying that the content of the advertisements of condoms was meant for adults and should not be aired during prime time.
So, what is our sanskaari Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s problem? They are on a mission to save our kids' minds from inappropriate content. Okay, in that case, why do we have advertisements (Not condom) that have sexual undertones?
Well, here are some ads that have already corrupted us over the years. And mind you, the following ads using sexual innuendos to get their products sold have NOTHING to do with sex.
You'll want to grab a mango after this crash course by Katrina Kaif on Aamsutra.
Spray a lot of deodorant on your body and girls from all over the city would be chasing you.
3) Amul Macho
Yeh toh bada toing hai. #YouRemember
4) Dollar Club
Akshay Kumar has something important to say to this fine lady.
5) JK Cement
Did you ever expect a cement ad to make it to this list?
6) Parachute body lotion
Aah se aaha tak.
Just Zatak her.
What's in these deos, man?
10) V-Guard inverter/UPS
Don't ask. Just watch.
11) Aqua White toothpaste
12) Zatak talc
Didn't see that coming.
Condom ads, learn something.
14) Hanes undergarments
No itchy tags.
15) No smoking ad
Sunny Leone, Alok Nath, and Deepak Dobriyal team up to give you an important message.
(h/t @notmanoj / Twitter)