Family First NZ is questioning why the ACT party feels they can better communicate with potential voters by handing out condoms with their law and order policy stuck on.
Offended voters who contacted Family First said they received free condoms with a message saying “Protect your DONG not the CRIMS who do WRONG”.
“Apart from a weak attempt at poetry, the attempt to try and link condom use and safer sex with crime and punishment policies suggests a level of confusion and almost desperation by the ACT party,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ. “They may of course be using the same advertising agency used by the Hell Pizza franchise who distributed free condoms to households to advertise pizza, and were subsequently sacked.”
“There’s a time and place for appropriate and accurate sex education but ACT seems to have crossed the line of what is decent and acceptable electioneering material.”
“The message is inappropriate, illogical, and potentially offensive to some people and families,” says Mr McCoskrie.
Family First is calling for G-rated and family friendly policy releases.
“Political parties should be able to sell their policies without having to use sex to try and grab attention,” says Mr McCoskrie.