Durex replies to THAT tweet
Peet van Aardt (@Peet_Van_Aardt)
Cape Town - Durex South Africa has said it did not condone an offensive tweet made by their public relations company on Friday.
The tweet, which was posted on the eve of the 16 Days of Activism against women and children, was seen as a misogynist joke. It reads:
@DurexSA: Why did God give men penises? So they’d have at least one way to shut a woman up. #DurexJoke
All jokes aside - the message did not go down well, as it drew some harsh criticism.
The condom manufacturers does however realise the importance of safe tweeting. Their marketing director, Faisal Hashmi, firmly put the record straight.
“Durex respects and supports the rights of women and men to have a healthy, safe and fulfilling sex life," replied Hashmi.
He explained the tweet was posted by their PR company Euro RSCG.
"[The tweet] was offensive and inappropriate and do not reflect the views of the Durex brand. We apologise unreservedly for the fact that this has happened and have already taken steps to ensure that this situation cannot arise again.”