German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said the move to ban ads which "reduce women or men to sexual objects" is an attempt to create a "modern gender image”. The proposal, if introduced later this year, would see courts decide on what qualifies as sexist. The plan has been called political correctness gone mad by its critics, who said it was the first step towards a “nanny state”. It comes following a controversy over claims made by a senior politician that some schools and canteens in Germany are 'banning' the serving of pork to avoid offending Muslim migrants. Free Democratic Party (FPD) leader Christian Lindner said: "His plans to ban nudity and sexual advertising are completely narrow-minded.