13 June 2012 - 1:02pm | posted by | 5 comments

Durex cocks up with XXL image on Facebook

Durex cocks up with XXL image on FacebookDurex cocks up with XXL image on Facebook
Durex cocks up with XXL image on Facebook

Durex is facing a social media backlash after posting a fake ad on its UK Facebook page, featuring a woman with plasters over the corners of her lips to advertise XXL condoms.

The ad, which uses an image from a Burger King ad promoting the size of their burgers and is not a real Durex ad, has been changed so the tagline reads ‘really big…’, with a packet of Durex XXL condoms in the bottom right hand corner.

Despite the fact that the ad appears to be fake, Durex UK posted the image on its Facebook page with the words ‘Poor woman (or maybe a lucky one?)…’, leading to almost 900 likes, 120 shares and 130 comments.

However, following angry comments the image has been deleted, with Durex making no apology.

The image has now gone viral, with Durex trending on Twitter this morning as people discuss whether they think the ad is funny or disgusting.

What do you think? Was it ok for Durex to use the image on its Facebook page, or was the brand right to take it down?

Comments

13 Jun 2012 - 13:17
Nick Rhind's picture

Funny, its going viral and will therefore have been a success for a brand.

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25 Jun 2012 - 15:49
jessiej's picture

@Nick Rhind i would construct a well rounded and flawless debate that would blow you out of the water but idiotic comments like that simply are not worth it

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28 Jun 2012 - 23:25
mseym18453's picture

Doesn't say injury sustained by sucking big cock to me; it says I've got cold sores!

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29 Jun 2012 - 16:03
cguthier93891
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15 Jul 2013 - 11:18
hoope96938's picture

made me laugh

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