How do you illustrate excitement? If you’re British department store Harvey Nichols, you show models who are so excited about their upcoming sale that they’ve actually peed their pants. The British public, predictably, is none too happy with the ads, as dissenting Twitter users expressed their concern. This isn’t the first time Harvey Nichols’ ads have caused controversy — over Christmas, the company ran a series of ads depicting women doing “the walk of shame.” Some said the ads were sexist, though the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the depiction of women in this way was “unlikely to cause serious or widespread offense.”
What do you think the ads? Are they cheeky or cheesy?