"This is a sensitive issue and HP takes the matter very seriously," the Daily Star quoted a HP spokeswoman as saying. "To reassure you, all relevant advertising has been withdrawn in the UK and the issue is being urgently reviewed in other countries," she added.
The advert features in a marketing campaign, being screened across America. US campaign group Child AbuseWatch.net called for the boycott of all HP products and a public apology. "The goal was to encourage HP to revise or remove the ad from airplay due to the poor taste and judgment by HP that using the track reflects in the face of our national child sexual abuse crisis," a spokesman for the group said.