Japan Broadcaster Pulls Olympic Qualifiers Over Sex Toy Ads
Muhammad Irfan Published December 07, 2021 | 09:50 AM
Tokyo, Dec 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Dec, 2021 ) :Adverts for a sex toy company plastered over the ice at qualifiers for the Beijing Olympics curling competition have prompted Japan's national broadcaster to pull matches off the air.
NHK told AFP that the decision was taken to allow time to determine whether airing EasyToys' logo violated its broadcasting guidelines.
"The guidelines call for caution over content that can have an effect on minors and there was a risk that it contravened good taste," said an NHK spokesperson.
It said it was "reaching out to the World Curling Federation to achieve a situation where we can broadcast as soon as possible".
Japan have won one and lost three of their matches so far.