Sunny Leone is known to go hand in hand with controversies. So it came as no surprise when her latest condom ad for Manforce Condoms created a stir in Goa. The most recent advertisement of Manforce Condoms has Sunny Leone clad in a beautiful red saree, seducing a man. However, Ranaragini, a small wing of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti in Goa asked the government to take of posters of the actress as well as remove the ads which are promoting birth control. The protest petition also requested the government to remove pictures of women in contraceptive advertisements “to save embarrassment for women and protect their dignity.”
The petition has been viewed, and the Goa State Commission has directed the state-run Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL) to remove condom advertisements from its buses. The NGO< Ranaragini asked for the removal of women from such ads stating that these ads serve as a source of embarrassment for women moving at public places. The NGO mainly asked to remove Sunny Leone’s condom ads from the Kadamba buses and other public places. Sunny Leone all set to perform with Justin Bieber at his India concert?
Talking to PTI, GSWC chairman Vidya Tanavade said, “Based on the complaint filed by Ranaragini, we have issued notices to KTCL as well as district collectors. They have been asked to withdraw the advertisements from the buses and other public spaces, which feature actress Sunny Leone promoting a brand of condoms”.
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However, this step is seen as a setback in advertising. While buses and other public places are not allowed to advertise tobacco substances and other drugs, condoms and contraceptive pills play a vital role in sexually active individuals lives. Condom ads are a necessity to promote safe sex, and this step has been viewed as unnecessary and conservative by many people.