The V Word Banned For Television… By Men, Of Course

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A television commercial mocking all the whiny people who are freaked out about tampons has basically been banned for network television for saying “vagina” and even “down there.”

A U By Kotex campaign has been meeting with controversy for weeks, especially since it’s deliberately calling out the sexist idiocy of the broadcasting industry.

Merrie Harris, global business director at JWT, said that after being informed that it could not use the word vagina in advertising by three broadcast networks, it shot the ad cited above with the actress instead saying “down there,” which was rejected by two of the three networks. (Both Ms. Harris and representatives from the brand declined to specify the networks.) [NY Times]

We’ll tell you: CBS, ABC and NBC, almost certainly. At least two of those three.

Check out some of the ads here.