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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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kels    

in response to the post by "me" about trashy whore commercials. Just a question for you, the guy taking the woman home with him is acceptable in your eyes but the woman going home with him is a whore? shame on you. It's these double standard beliefs that make some men "pigs". And for the record Fox, pregnancy is a health related issue, it directly relates to a woman's health and much if it is paid for by health care, correct?

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tradertoms    

If the man is first depicted as a pig then it IS stressing health related uses...LOL...I suspect the hard liquorI references/props is to blame

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33.

silvia    

there is nothing wrong with this commercial

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34.

jdy    

I seen this commericial and find it too funny. I agree with TMZ in sayin that it is stupid not to air the commericial but still air male enhancment commercial rather than safe sex.

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35.

V    

There was absolutely nothing wrong with that commercial that major networks couldn't show on TV.

2498 days ago
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JOANN RYAN    

THEY GOT IT RIGHT. MOST MEN ARE PIGS!

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