Has the Armored Avenger finally met his match?
So far we've seen Iron Man do battle on the big screen with the power-hungry Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger, the revenge-bent Ivan Vanko/Whiplash, the diabolical Mandarin and, of course, a horde of extra-dimensional aliens led by Loki. But today he's battling his most vile nemesis yet: an STD.
OK ... so it's not really Iron Man, but it is a pretty obvious Iron Man ripoff. The armored hero in the video above -- who really only differs from Iron Man when it comes to the shape of his helmet and his chest logo -- suits up so he can zip into a Chinese city and save a family of five from a group of nasty-looking villains. Iron-ish Man quickly zaps the villains into oblivion and high-fives the little boy. Pretty straightforward Iron Man-like behavior, right? The odd part is what he's selling: Kang Zhi Ba, a medicine marketed by a Chinese pharmaceutical company to treat urinary tract infections, prostatitis, intestinal infections and, yes, gonorrhea. Gross, but at least our hero managed to save the day pretty quickly.
So, while Iron Man might be the epitome of cool here in the States, in China they're trying to use his image to sell STD meds. Go ahead, start making jokes about how Tony Stark's party days mean he needs this medicine himself. We know you're thinking it.