Sunny Leone is the brand ambassador of a famous condom brand and her advertisements have been plastered at various locations all across the country. It has been there on televison to billboards and radio jingles. The commercial can be seen everywhere and now a women's group from Goa has filed a petition to the Government to ban the ads. The group claims the ads are "a very ugly scene" and objectify women by sending a wrong message to the the feminine gender. The group also took offence that the ads are displayed on Goa public transport buses Kadamba and have demanded for immediate removal.
The women's group 'Ranaragini' is a wing of the 'Hindu Janajagruti Samiti' and its leader Neha Govekar said, "A different message is conveyed on account of this. This is a very ugly scene." The petition also read, "We have received complaints about this from many women. We, hereby, kindly request you to remove these pictures. We would like to bring to your kind notice the use of women's pictures in contraceptive advertisements at public places. It has been observed that there is use of women's picture in contraceptive ads at public places like the Kadamba Transport Corporation buses and elsewhere."
A women's group from Goa has filed a petition to the Government to ban Sunny Leone's condom ads.
Not Sunny In Goa
The women's group took offence that Sunny Leone's condom ads were displayed on public buses Kadamba.
Is banning advertisements the right way to go? Sunny's ads might be taken down in Goa.
Commission’s Chairperson Vidya Shet Tanavade said,
"We have received the complaint. As a commission, we will issue notices to all parties involved and probe the matter."
"Why should a government concern have such ads on them," said the petition.
The group claims it has no objection to contraceptive ads, but the objectification of women in such advertisements is wrong.
Will It Or Won't It?
Will the ads be banned or won't it be banned? We will have to wait and watch!