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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
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