Whether or not you wear or eat meat, PETA’s overtly sexualized publicity campaigns might leave a bad taste in your mouth. In addition to billboards featuring stars like Pamela Anderson and Olivia Munn going naked for the cause, the animal rights group often holds live spectacles in public places featuring attractive young women, models, or minor celebrities wearing little. For example, UK reality star Chantelle Houghton dressed up like a caged tiger in her underwear, black pumps, and body paint to protest the government’s decision not to ban wild animals on cruises. She addressed a serious issue in what looked like an ambitious sexy Halloween costume.
Whether it’s a nude girl-on-girl bath for World Water Day or a sexy pilgrim outfit for Thanksgiving, PETA has mastered the sexualized-woman-as-activism genre. Take a look at some of the most recent public displays and tell me if you think potentially objectifying women is worth the attention it brings to animals. Read more…
I guess Diesel got tired of its “Be Stupid” ad campaign and decided to just, you know, be stupid instead for its latest. The latest round of images to vomit forth from Diesel’s ad labs features a lot of people in their underpants. Sometimes their underpants come bearing slogans, like, “Today, I am your nurse,” “Today, I am your patient,” and “Tonight, I am your prisoner.” Today, I am confused by these messages. Are these supposed to help those among us who have difficulty expressing themselves when it comes to sex and, therefore, would rather express themselves through messages on their underwear? You tell me. But don’t tell me with your underpants. [Fashionising] Keep reading »
I thought ads were supposed to make you want to spend money, not projectile vomit. Copyranter, who likes to frighten us, points us to this gross and gory ad for Magali’s Workout System (er, Magali’s Workout System?). The catchphrase is “REBORN,” and, I guess, the idea is that if you are a dude, and you use Magali’s Workout System, which sounds like an exercise plan for genies, you will be reborn. Yet, the way they have decided to visually represent just how reborn you will feel post-workout is with an image of a naked, bloody, wet, screaming man lying on the floor like he just popped out of someone’s hoo-ha. His umbilical cord is still attached. Gross. There’s another one featuring a woman that’s so icky I’m not even going to link to it. So, there. In any case, if you’d like to see what a grown man looks like right after he leaves the birth canal, click on through. Potentially NSFW, unless you work at a gynecologist’s office. Keep reading »
OK, these models in Armani Exchange‘s “Share The Love” campaign probably aren’t gay. They are just kissing each other in front of a camera because they’re getting paid thousands of dollars to do so. But that doesn’t make a difference to the angry, angry parent group OneMillionMoms.com, who have issued an “action alert” against these filthy “same-sex couples.” Or, as they prefer to spell it, “same-s*x couples.”
Read all about Armani Exchange’s mind-poisoning ad campaign after the jump … and think of the children! Keep reading »
Britain’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority, has said ads for Mattesons smoked sausage “cause harm to children.” How could an ad for spicy encased meat do that? Well, consider the dialogue in the radio ads:
“Think about all the things you can stick this tasty, extraordinarily large sausage in. Mmm… Pizza, pasta, stir fry. You have any ideas? Give me a call and tell me where you like to stick it,” one advert said.
Twenty-one listeners complained, saying the sexual innuendos were offensive and the ads shouldn’t be aired when children could be listening. Kerry Foods, which makes Mattesons sausage, said the ads were meant to be tongue-in-cheek, not offensive. The watchdog group didn’t agree that the ads were sexually explicit but ruled that the ads shouldn’t be aired when children were likely to be listening.
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This Wrangler jeans ad, called “We Are Animals,” just won the top prize at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. The woman advertising the jeans looks like a deer in headlights. A topless deer in headlights with a big booty.
A U.S. judge at the festival said the campaign “screams raw sex.” I don’t know…it just screams “Get out of the road!” to me. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »