Desecrating an Aria?

NZ Herald

Some people are outraged over the silliest things:

A Mozart aficionado who claimed an ad for a Durex sex product was “desecrating a beautiful aria” has had their complaint dismissed by the Advertising Standards Authority.

The television ad for Durex’s two-in-one sexual lubricant and Play Vibrations sex toy featured a montage of women experiencing sexual pleasure with partners and on their own, set to the Queen of the Night aria from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute.

The products were shown as a voiceover said: “Durex two-in-one lubricant and Play Vibrations. You’ll hit the right note.”

The ad screened after 9.30pm in the month before Valentine’s Day.

The authority received a number of complaints about the ad, including that it was “verging on pornography”, encouraged sex among young girls, over-emphasised the thrill of sex, and was “desecrating a beautiful aria”.

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