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Condom Ads Ribbed Too Much -- FOX & CBS Pull Out

6/18/2007 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Trojan condoms has a bone to pick with FOX and CBS, after the networks deemed their new commercials "not appropriate" for TV. Meanwhile, several erectile dysfunction ads continue to penetrate their airwaves as we speak.

One of the Trojan ads shows a bunch of pigs (not scummy dudes but actual swine) trying to score with hot chicks (not baby chickens but good lookin' women) at a bar. When one of the pigs decides that he wants to take a woman back to his pen, he hoofs it into a bathroom, buys a jimmy hat, and "evolves" into a man. According to a press release from Trojan, the hog is a "hero" who demonstrates responsibility by choosing to keep his little piggy in a latex blanket.

An internal document obtained by TMZ, CBS justified their decision to Trojan saying "While we understand and appreciate the humor of this creative (ad), we do not find it appropriate for our network, even with late night only restriction. Also, the hard liquor references/props are not allowed."

FOX, of course, had a more conservative defense. They told the condom maker "Contraceptive advertising must stress health related uses rather than the prevention of pregnancy."

So, for the record -- FOX and CBS will run advertisements teaching men how to get it up, but not how to cover it up.

For those of you dying to see Trojan's pig try to engage in a little horizontal truffle shuffle, the spot will air on ABC and NBC later this month -- after 11:30 PM.

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stop the madness    

oooh

2682 days ago
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lucky    

sick

2682 days ago
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annab    

HMMMMMM

WELL, IN THIS DAY AND AGE, ANYTHING TO GET THE ATTENTION OF THOSE WHO WOULD BE SAFER USING A CONDOM I GUESS.

2682 days ago
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Morgan    

I think that is quite possibly one of the most creative, and to-the-point ads that I have ever seen. Good job, Trojan!

2682 days ago
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tba    

They should have depicted the women as bitches in heat. Could have been even funnier.

2682 days ago
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Rob Ellis    

I find it reprehensible that CBS and FOX would BAN an advertisement for a condom that could 1) reduce in unwanted pregnancies that weih on our society and 2) reduce or eliminate the possibility of HIV or Herpes or a myriad of other diseases. Or could it be that they really don't ahve a problem with the condom themselves, but the idea of 'evolution' tagged at the end of the ad?

Boo, CBS and FOX. BOO

2682 days ago
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moma    

good for them! those networks should try to keep at least a little bit of standards. after all they don't want to be the kind of trash stations that cable airs - and makes you pay for!!! I agree with fox that ads should be health related, not trashy whore related.

2682 days ago
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dying with anticipation    

FInally an accurate depiction of what we women face everyday !!! You Go Trojan !!!

2682 days ago
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Simone    

Stupid, nasty and tacky. It's disrepectful towards men. If you're going to make the guys out to be PIGS, what animal would a female at a bar in heat be?

Idiots!

2682 days ago
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2BorNot2B    

Most men sitting at a bar trying to score are pigs. They should have used a DOG instead, but then again, I guess a pig is worse than a dog. LOL!!!!!!!!

2682 days ago
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jessiedee    

Show the ad already - it is a creative way to promote a healthy lifestyle. Oh, and I am willing to bet this ad was, at least in part, wrote by a woman - TOO FUNNY!!!

2682 days ago
12.

bob    

They probably pulled the ad because it is stupid.

2682 days ago
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Rosie the chauvinist    

The whole ad sounds disgusting, and smacks of bestiality, too.

What happened to cute ad? Ads used to be entertaining and clever. That's just disgusting.

Not everybody's a whore these days, even though people try to make you believe it.

2682 days ago
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dude    

That was stupid as hell, pigs have better taste then those women.

2682 days ago
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jane smith    

So now we're promoting beastiality? Remove that commercial!!!

2682 days ago
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