VIDEO - Viewers of Saudi Arabia's Channel One expressed rage over a commercial for a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Channel One is state-owned and usually broadcasts conservative, family-oriented programs.
TV ad on Saudi television
In the 21-second ad for "Snafi," a man is seen entering his home while his wife sits by the living room table with their three children.
"How are the kids?" he asks.
"They’ve finished all their chores, and you, Abu Faisel, don't forget your chore," the wife responds.
The husband looks at the children, smiles, and slips into a room – apparently the bedroom - with his wife.
Then the slogan "Snafi – it does the job" appears on the screen with a promise of "up to 36 hours of stiffness."
Viewers flooded the Internet with angry responses to the commercial, and, according to Saudi media, many of them urged the channel's management to "set boundaries."
"I can't believe Channel One in Saudi Arabia did this. It has become like (the privately-owned station) MBC," one viewer said in a text message.
The commercial was posted on YouTube for a short while before being removed.
It remains unclear whether Channel One has removed the ad permanently in light of the harsh responses.
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