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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

AIDS Ad Causes Uproar

An AIDS prevention ad that likens AIDS to dictators of history is coming under fire. The group that created the ad. Das Comitee, noted that its purpose is to heighten awareness of the dangers of the disease, but critics and those representing AIDS sufferers alleged it associates these victims with dictators and mass murderers. The ad is being shown in German theaters and on German tv after the watershed hour. Read more here (note: the video link leads to the ad, which is graphic).

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