Anglican Samizdat

September 7, 2009

The “AIDS is a Mass Murderer Ad”

Filed under: homosexuality — David Jenkins @ 2:26 pm

A German advertisement compares AIDS to Adolf Hitler:

A tasteless advertisement featuring Adolf Hitler having sex has been condemned by HIV charities.

The steamy advert, filmed by a German charity, features the couple having sex – but only at the end is the man revealed to be Hitler.

The ad – produced in German, Spanish and English versions – also features mocked-up posters of Josef Stalin and Saddam Hussein having sex with naked women.

The tagline reads: ‘Aids is a mass murderer’. It is set to be shown on German television next week.

… the Das Comitee advertising agency said the shock value of the advert is designed to scare people into safe sex.

The advertisements depict a man and a woman copulating; the shock value – and certainly the accuracy – would increase if homosexual sex were the subject of the campaign. Homosexual and bisexual men are 50 times more likely to have HIV than heterosexual men; but running that advertisement would have taken guts and be politically incorrect.

Gay and bisexual men account for half of new HIV infections in the U.S. and have AIDS at a rate more than 50 times greater than other groups, according to Centers for Disease Control & Prevention data presented at the National HIV Prevention Conference this week in Atlanta.


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