Written by
Bob Stumpel

September 20

Anti-AIDS Campaign With Ray Charles Rejected (1992)

'92 CM AidsNever aired

In April 1992 a series of proposed anti-AIDS ads starring Whoopi Goldberg, George Burns and Ray Charles was rejected by the Centers for Disease Control as “the wrong approach”. In the ads, the stars urged condom use with such pleas as: “I wouldn’t be seen without one” (Charles), and “Ain’t no making Whoopi without one” (Goldberg).

Someone must have kept the tapes. Who knows more?


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