Now TV is Bad

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Two major TV networks agreed to run Trojan condoms commercials during primetime. The WB network will run the ads after 9 p.m., and NBC after 10 p.m.

Conservatives are uneasy with the decision because the commercials will contribute to the overly-sexualized environment our kids are exposed to.

But if you're letting your kids watch the WB, especially after 9 p.m., it's not the condom commercials that are explicit. If anything you should be worried about the specific program being aired.

The risk of seeing such commercials is what you get in a free-market society and I have no problem with it. This is not the same thing as Trojan sponsoring your child's sex ed class, but a marketing scheme designed to target whomever is watching TV after 9 p.m.

If you don't want your kids seeing the commercial then don't let them watch television. Period.