Spanish Political Party Runs “Orgasm” Ad To Get Out The Vote

The Young Socialist Party in Catalonia is taking some heat for an ad that it put out to encourage people to vote:

Spanish politicians have criticised a video by the Young Socialists in Catalonia in which a woman simulates an orgasm while casting her vote.

Both Socialist and opposition politicians have attacked the campaign video.

The equality minister called it “misleading” advertising.

In the video the young woman gets increasingly excited as she votes for the Socialist Party in this month’s regional elections in Catalonia.

It concludes with the phrase, “Voting is a pleasure”, after she puts her voting slip in the ballot box.

Here’s the video, judge for yourself:

So, what do you think?

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Comments

  1. Andy says:

    I thought it was hilarious.

  2. Janis Gore says:

    It would have been better with a touchscreen.

  3. J. Stephen says:

    “I just thought you should know. I faked every vote.”

  4. JKB says:

    Of course they want it to be like that so the voters will just roll over and go to sleep once they’ve voted.

    And voting for the socialist party, she’ll wake up in the new morning realizing she got screwed.

    Here’s a GOTV ad that is more stimulating than voyeuristic.

  5. Jack Herman says:

    Really? It’s offensive. Those backward Spaniards make this woman show a photo ID to cast a vote. How horrible!

  6. John Burgess says:

    I thought the ad pretty dumb. It does, however, explain why people vote multiple times.