We’re in the news again – local, national, and international. Utah officials are sure to face ribbing over this! They’re trying to recover 40,000 state-themed condoms with package messaging since deemed too provocative by the Governor. The recalled contraceptives feature phrases like: “Enjoy Your Mountin’;” “Put Your Arch Into It;” and a simulated sports score of 6-to-9 between local towns Fillmore and Beaver (you’ve seen these in the news over the last couple of days, no doubt). The Salt Lake Tribune reports it was all part of an HIV and safe-sex public awareness campaign. State health officials have apologized. However, others say red-faced politicians shouldn’t get embarrassed and miss the bigger picture – the funny messages are working.
Also, according to Fox 13, “Sanders told Fox 13 the campaign was funded through federal, not state, funds from the Centers for Disease Control.”
Utah, can we try and stay out of the news? It’s not even February yet. The funny thing is, everyone seemed to love the idea and the condoms except the governor. X96 tried to reach out and save the wayward rain jackets but word got back that we couldn’t have them. Sad.
These now-cancelled innuendo-filled condom wrappers from the Utah Department of Health were… extremely good for something from the government pic.twitter.com/CpvUl8CcEA
— Max Paine 🌹 (@lagadoprojector) January 16, 2020
Utah’s Department of Health planned to distribute 100,000 condoms as part of an HIV prevention campaign, but the state’s governor asked the department to change the branding and lose the “sexual innuendo.” https://t.co/JA5srDH2XX
— CNN (@CNN) January 17, 2020
Utah condom campaign halted over racy packaging https://t.co/3Lr2YBvvaA
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 16, 2020
‘Enjoy your mountin’: Utah cancels state-issued condoms over innuendo https://t.co/YA8WZRLOUe
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 17, 2020
Utah governor halts condom campaign over ‘sexual innuendo’ of slogans. https://t.co/AjGxOgBY66
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 17, 2020
Utah-themed condom giveaway cancelled after governor objects to innuendo https://t.co/XRH6AxXqDm
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 16, 2020
“We’re really trying to have fun with it, get people talking,” Erin Fratto, a health program specialist at the Utah Department of Health, said before the governor’s order. https://t.co/OwXXwjqprP
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) January 17, 2020
About 100,000 of the condoms were to be handed out for free through the Utah AIDS Foundation, local health departments and University of Utah clinics. https://t.co/r5bDLNAmTG
— ABC News (@ABC) January 17, 2020
Thank you, @GovHerbert, for increasing sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies.
You will increase infertility and abortions.
Well done, you.
TL;DR: You are a threat to public health, sir.https://t.co/iBCsCzwoag
— Leah Torres, MD (@LeahNTorres) January 16, 2020
Did someone lose his job over the Utah condom controversy?
Here’s what we know: https://t.co/KTzUkNzeFR
— KUTV 2News (@KUTV2News) January 17, 2020
Perhaps we can get a Kickstarter going and have a monument built somewhere on Main Street in memory of Rubber-Gate.