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15 Companies Have Pulled Their Ads From The Duggars’ Counting On Series

Who really wants this on the air, anyway?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 31, 2016 - 3:30 pm

This Ad For The Squatty Potty, Featuring A Unicorn Pooping Rainbow Soft Serve, Is Brilliant

Good morning! TGIF! Here’s an ad for something called the Squatty Potty, a little stool that slides underneath your feet as you sit on the toilet, elevating your knees into…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 9, 2015 - 11:30 am

Creationists Furious Over Carnival Cruise Lines’ Superbowl Ad

Ken Ham and his fellow Creationists are very upset about a Carnival Cruise Lines ad that aired during the Superbowl, featuring a particularly lovely part of a 1962 speech by…

Robyn Pennacchia | February 2, 2015 - 12:40 pm

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 | July 9, 2014 - 12:40 pm

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 | July 8, 2014 - 6:06 pm

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 | June 6, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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 | April 8, 2014 - 11:00 am

Honey Maid Shuts Down Homophobes With Amazing “Love” Ad

Last month, Honey Maid, the maker of graham crackers and Teddy Grahams, debuted a new ad campaign called “This Is Wholesome.” The commercial featured loving images of gay and interracial families.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Bar Refaeli Having An Orgy With A Puppet Deemed Too Hot For TV

I couldn’t think of a more perfect woman to star in an underwear commercial than Sports Illustrated model Bar Refaeli. But a recent ad she did for Hoodies, a men’s underwear…

Ami Angelowicz | April 2, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Superlatives: 2014 Super Bowl Commercials

I don’t know much — or care much — about football, but I know enough to say that last night’s Super Bowl was a major letdown. For Broncos fans especially,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

The All-Time Greatest Super Bowl Commercials

The pork shoulder is simmering away in the slow cooker, beer is chilling in fridge, and we’re mere hours away from seeing the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 2, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Is Scarlett Johansson’s SodaStream Ad Really Too Hot For The Super Bowl?

No, actually. Well, not in the “sexy” sense of the word hot. But Fox isn’t willing to take any heat for running an ad during the Super Bowl that takes…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 28, 2014 - 11:30 am

Whaaat: There Will Be A “Full House” Reunion On Super Bowl Sunday (Sort Of)

The football game will be nice and all, but the real highlight of Super Bowl Sunday will be the “Full House” reunion on our television screens. Dannon Oikos’ poster boy, John Stamos…

Claire Hannum | January 23, 2014 - 10:40 am

This Epic Volvo Commercial Is A Work Of Art

Just when you thought advertising was nothing but a barren soul-sucking trap (I mean, that’s mostly what it is, right?), a company actually bothered to put a little creativity into…

Claire Hannum | December 7, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Beastie Boys’ “Girls” Gets Remade By Little Girls For Kickass Goldie Blox Commercial

We are obsessed with this brilliant commercial by toy company Goldie Blox, which aims to inspire and educate future female engineers. Their goal is to “disrupt the pink aisle,” as…

Claire Hannum | November 21, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Chevy Just Realized Women Buy Trucks, Too

The only people I know who own trucks are women. I know two female truck owners, but that’s not that exciting, because I don’t live a Truck Lifestyle. Perhaps Chevy,…

Julie Gerstein | July 29, 2013 - 10:40 am

It’s Old Spock Vs. New Spock In This New Audi Commercial

I’ve never been a big fan of commercials, and growing up, my dad even used to mute the TV and block the screen with a scarf during the ads. I’m…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 7, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Kia Hops On The Sex Robot Trend

According to the UK documentary “My Sex Robot,” by the year 2050, most men will either be screwing or be married to a sexbot because “you can not catch a…

Ami Angelowicz | April 29, 2013 - 6:00 pm

The Best & Worst Super Bowl Ads

Growing up, my parents were so anti-advertising that they made us mute the volume and cover the TV with a scarf during commercials. And look at me now! Rounding up the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 4, 2013 - 11:20 am

Weight Watchers Tries To Sell To Women With The Most Naggy Wife Ever

Meet Megan and Matt. They’re the stars of the newest Weight Watchers commercial featuring Jennifer Hudson. And they are a terrible couple. Megan plays the role of the nagging wife…

Julie Gerstein | December 27, 2012 - 4:40 pm
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