South Korean contraception ad outrages the public
Women look helpless and men are slaves. These are just two of the objections expressed by angry citizens who viewed Korea's latest contraception advertisement.
According to BBC News, the South Korean government was forced to take down a simple ad depicting a woman and man on a shopping trip. The caption read, "Although you leave everything to men, don't leave the responsibility for contraception to them." Backlash from the public poured in after the poster debuted.
An official from the Ministry of Health and Welfare issued the following statement about the matter: "The public responses have gone against our original intention to prevent abortion by encouraging adults to actively use contraception."
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The comments ranged from the ad making women look helpless, selfish, and dependent to men being depicted as ladies' slaves and being unreliable when it comes to contraception.
What do you think? Is the ad offensive to both genders?
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