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WikiLeaks inspires sanitary pad ad in Pakistan?

Pakistani advertisers in the feminine hygiene business have harnessed the political notoriety of WikiLeaks to tell women that while the US State Department might leak, they don't have to.
Advertising sanitary pads on selected billboards in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi, the latest catchphrase is: "WikiLeaks... Butterfly doesn?t".

Leaked American diplomatic cables turned the Internet whistleblower into a household name in Pakistan, fascinating and appalling members of the public over reported inner dealings of their political and military elite.

Pakistani advertisers usually avoid the divisive world of politics but advertisers said the commercial had attracted considerable attention.

"We have received a huge response from the public and everyone has commended us on it," said Syed Amjad Hussain, head of business development at RG Blue Communications, which pitched the advertisement to manufacturers Butterfly.

"It could have been yet another ad showing a girl promoting the sanitary pad, but we made it different, completely different," art director Munir Bhatti told AFP.

Clever or Tacky?

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Asked by SavageGrl at 5:30 PM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (10)
  • Sorry I couldn't help but laugh out loud!

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 5:46 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • No worries, so did I. :-)

    Comment by SavageGrl (original poster) at 5:49 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Delighted that they have a sense of humor. Gives me hope.

    Answer by ChezBelle at 6:07 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Sure beats most US ads!

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 7:11 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • LOL!

    That is soooooooooooooo funny!

    Answer by UpSheRises at 7:39 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Why couldn't I think of something like that!!!

    Answer by usdragonflies at 9:24 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • HAHAHAHA! if i saw that on an add here i would probably buy the product just to show i appreciate the laugh they gave me...and it still makes me giggle haha!

    Answer by okmanders at 10:10 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Haha. Soooo funny.

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 6:56 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • rolling on floorJust hiralious!


    Answer by SweetLuci at 7:19 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • LOL Pretty good I think

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:23 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

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