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This Bayer Ad Is Rape Culture In An Almost Impressively Short Form

It will definitely make you feel really uncomfortable and potentially violently angry, because it’s just disgusting.

Marissa Miller |

London’s Mayor Banned Ridiculous Body-Shaming Ads From Public Transportation

Buses, trains, and the Tube (London’s subway) will no longer carry advertising that “could cause body confidence issues” by promoting unrealistic body images.

Kelly Kanayama |

On Matt Damon & Effie Brown: Who Is Responsible For Diversifying Hollywood?

Women and people of color belong behind the camera as much as we do in front of it.

Carol H. Hood |

Plus-sized Leggings Advertisement Cramps Tiny Model In One Leg

What on earth is this about?

Bronwyn Isaac |

Heinz Loves Heinies: Man Tries To Use Heinz Coupon QR Code, Is Brought To Hardcore Porn Site

German man Daniel Korell, was just trying to cash in an old coupon QR code so he could design his own ketchup bottle when he was instead directed to a…

Katrin Higher |

Charleston Paper Semi-Apologizes For Slapping Gun Ad Above Mass Shooting Headline

Today in “incredibly poor judgement.”

Robyn Pennacchia |

4 Terrible Messages That Girl-Centered Ads Are Sending

The Internet has exploded in an estrogen-charged fury of pro-girl viral ads, each more emotionally manipulative than the last. And it’s a good thing, because prior to the summer of…

Cracked |

Model Says She Was “Face Raped” By Burger King’s ‘Seven Incher’ Blowjob Ad

“Is this an ad for blow jobs or fast food?”

That’s a question posed by “Jane Doe,” the young model who appeared in that infamous, beej-inspired

Jessica Wakeman |

The Latest Carl’s Jr. “Sexy Burger” Ad Features A Dude For A Change

Carl’s Jr. ads have a signature formula, and it tends to involve scantily clad hot ladies — which have included Jenny McCarthy, Heidi Klum and Paris Hilton — sauntering around…

Claire Hannum |

Air New Zealand Pulls Sports Illustrated “Bikini Safety” Video Amid Accusations Of Sexism

Air New Zealand launched a Sports Illustrated-themed safety video (yes really) earlier this year starring models like Christie Brinkley and Chrissy Teigen. People were not pleased, and a petition…

Claire Hannum |

How Feminists Watch Commercials

Actually, yes, this does accurately sum up how I watch both shaving cream commercials and the E! channel. For the sake of comediennes Akilah Hughes and Suzanne Hitchman, I hope…

Jessica Wakeman |

Crappy Veet Ad Campaign Says A Woman With Leg Hair Is A “Man”

Listen, it’s not new for companies that make hair removal products and tools to focus their messaging on how “gross” body hair is, in particular on a woman. I don’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Mindf**k: Artist Updates Vintage Ads With Modern Day Celebrities

For the past year, Paris-based art director David Redon has been contributing a few hours a week to a unique hobby: Photoshopping modern celebrities into vintage advertisements. “I like the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

New Study Figured Out The 12 Most Common Themes Of Music’s #1 Hits In The Past 50 Years

Ever wonder what makes your favorite song so resonant? Researchers at North Carolina State University wondered the same thing, and pored over hit songs of the past 50 years to…

Claire Hannum |

You Aren’t Imagining It: Study Finds That Seeing Happy Couples In Ads Makes You Depressed

New research from the University of Southern California found that, shocker, looking at images of happy couples when you’re single makes you feel crappy. Advertisers love to rely…

Claire Hannum |

New Jersey Does Not Appreciate Dove’s “Armpit Of America” Deodorant Ad

Who knew New Jersey-ians were so touchy? Dove has apologized for a prospective billboard for their new NutritionMoisture deodorant that ruffled feathers (er, clanged gold chains?) in the Garden State.

Jessica Wakeman |

Do You Need A Social Media Cone Of Shame?

As much as it bugs me when companies try to go all “high road,” I can make an exception for this hilarious Coca-Cola Social Media Guard commercial. The Guard, a…

Claire Hannum |

American Apparel’s Latest Lingerie Model Is A Gorgeous, Grey-Haired 62-Year-Old

American Apparel’s latest lingerie model is gorgeous, standing at six-feet tall with long hair and beautiful full lips.

She is also 62.

Jacky O’Shaughnessey is modeling

Jessica Wakeman |

The Most Realistic Detail I’ve Ever Seen On A Bikini Ad

Artist Daniel Soares thought these H&M billboards were missing a pretty important detail, so he went ahead and added it himself: a Photoshop toolbar. Voila! An honest swimsuit ad! [Upworthy]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |
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