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Spanish Vote Ad Steamy, ‘Misleading’

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Posted on Nov 19, 2010
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A screenshot from the steamy election video.

Spanish officials have criticized a Catalan campaign video in which a woman becomes flush and simulates an orgasm as she casts her vote, claiming the advertisement to be “misleading” and ultimately disrespectful to women. —JCL

The BBC:

Spanish politicians have criticised a video by the Young Socialists in Catalonia in which a woman simulates an orgasm while casting her vote.

Both Socialist and opposition politicians have attacked the campaign video.

The equality minister called it “misleading” advertising.

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By David J. Cyr, November 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm Link to this comment

The Young Socialists have given new meaning to GOTV:

Get Off Through Voting

It’s more than probable that the subconscious reason for right wing voters (the people who vote for Republicans or Democrats) voting for more war — every chance they get — is that that’s their particularly nasty means of sublimating… for not having a sufficiently healthy amount of sex in their tightly conservative lives.

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By Inherit The Wind, November 20, 2010 at 11:56 am Link to this comment

When Meg Ryan did it, it was funny, and led to one of the greatest throw-away lines:
“I’ll have what she’s having.”

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By Leefeller, November 20, 2010 at 10:27 am Link to this comment

A simulated O moment does not seem disrespectful to anyone,...... when compared to the horn of plenty butt rape of common sense constantly promoted by politicians here in the good old USA!

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By PatrickHenry, November 19, 2010 at 11:41 pm Link to this comment

I bet the men sure paid attention to the commercial.

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