After a ban on watching porn, the government has now taken another bold decision by issuing an advisory to ban ads featuring condoms during the daytime, i.e. from 6 am to 10 pm.
The government has termed these ads ‘indecent’ and ‘inappropriate’ for kids. They have also gone to the extent of calling them vulgar, offensive and having an adverse impact on children who watch them on TV.
Don’t Indians have sex with their partners? The news has received a lot of criticism from people all over social media. This is how Twitterati reacted to this ban.
To hell with sex education
One of the Weirdest decision ever taken!On one side we talk about sex education and the other side banning condom ads due to exposure to the children’s!Soo is this a developing India? #smartindia #nocondomads #I&Bministry pic.twitter.com/mPrbYjMy0W— Siddhesh Pawar (@siddy3695) December 12, 2017
Sex education in schools teaches use of condoms and contraceptives, then why ban condom ad on TV.Kids are much more smarter than Indian parents anticipate.— rajiv sachdev (@rajivsachdev4) December 12, 2017
What about other erotic content?
What’s wrong in condom adBan condom pics on hospital walls then https://t.co/4LM4xq1T9g— C sulphate (@pinku30855) December 12, 2017
Do kids really watch TV so much?
Ban se problem nahi hai mujhe bass I really want to meet that kid jo internet ke is decade me TV dekh ke bigad raha hai#condomadban— Pratyush Chaubey (@ChaubeyJeee) December 12, 2017
Kids don’t watch 📺 anymore you idiots. They have smartphones.— Talking Brinjals (@talkingbrinjals) December 11, 2017
Bachhon ko already sab pata hai.
Nowadays condom ad doesn’t make uncomfortable watching TV with family than Bollywood songs… are they going to BAN songs on 10Pm onwards. 🤔— Tugalq (@Tugalq) December 12, 2017
*No condom Ads on TV between 6am to 10pm* because *kids* watch TV at that time”If you are uncomfortable about showing your kid that condom ad, *you* are really the one who needed the condom at the first place.” (Josh mai hosh kho do)#Indianmentality #CondomAds— Fukatiya (@harshal_devtale) December 12, 2017
Will they ban sex next?
Classic example of development in this country 😀I won’t be surprised if soon the govt. orders people not to have sex between 6AM and 10PM as well. 😑🤔— Yogesh Wadhwa (@yogeshwad) December 12, 2017
No protection, more population
No condom ads on TV from 6am – 10pm. So basically the government is telling youngsters “Go on, have unprotected sex”. What a forward thinking group of people running the country. Bravo.— Indranil Das Blah (@indranildasblah) December 12, 2017
Stupids!!! Who knows ppl might be making babies instead of watching idiot box in those hours.Anyway BJP shd feel happy as more Hindus will be reproduced.— Anita Rupani (@anitarupani) December 11, 2017
Ban other haanikaarak issues man
Sex. I repeat. Sex.It’s not a taboo.You’re here because of it.Banning condom ads during the sane hours when kids watch TV isn’t something to clap your hands about. You’re depriving everybody of basic education.Ban jubaan kesari pan masala ads, yes ban them.— Suman D’Silva ☕ (@takenbycoffee) December 12, 2017
Indians can find out fun in just everything. These are hilarious.
Trucks and condom ads are now the same.Not allowed inside the city and homes between 6 AM and 10 PM.— Aswin Kumar (@theoneiric) December 12, 2017
No condom Ads to be shown from 6 AM to 10 PM and that will keep Sunny Leone away from your TV Screens.Modi doesn’t want any one who can pull larger crowds than him to take the limelight.— JetLee aka Vasooli Bhai (@Vishj05) December 12, 2017
Looking at the reactions by the people we are sure it is not a welcome step in India.
Moreover, we are forced to think are the condom ads really unhealthy for children?