A Saudi newspaper on Saturday slammed the kingdom’s state-run television channel for showing what it described an unprecedented promotional advertisement involving a sex-enhancing medicine.
Kabar Arabic language daily said it had received complaints from many local viewers protesting the show by the official Arabic TV channel in the kingdom, one of the most conservative Muslim countries.
The paper said the advertisement showed a smiling woman watching her happy husband as he takes the potency-enhancing pill.
“With a meaningful smile on her face, the wife tells her husband after he took the pill… ‘the children has completed their homework…don’t forget yours’….how can an official media organ, which is trusted by Saudi families, show this,” It said.
“It was an unprecedented show that has caused resentment and dismay among a large segment of viewers… all of them expressed their anger at such an advertisement, which they said had never seen it before.”
The paper did not mention the name of the medicine shown in the advertisement but said parts of the show have already been circulated by mobile phone users.