Oh, fickle, fickle ladies. Lynx body sprays — over in jolly old England, Axe Body Sprays are called Lynx — had no choice but to manufacture cologne that changes scent over time because we girls crave variety. Or as this commercial for Lynx Twist tells us, “Women get bored easily.”
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Of all the creepy, weird, FAIL ads that we have seen here at The Frisky, this latest from Crocs, featuring a Croc monster called Croslite about to LICK SOMEONE’S FOOT or do something completely freaky and weird like that, is the worst. If I ever wake up in the middle of the night and find this guy cleaning my toes with his tongue, he will die. ‘Nuff said. [Racked] Keep reading »
US Weekly reports that Brazil’s Secretariat for Women’s Affairs is calling for a sexy beer commercial starring Paris Hilton to be pulled. The commercial advertising Devassa beer — which means “debauched” or “lewd” in Portuguese — features the skimpily-clad Hilton rubbing a can of beer sensually over her body while standing before a window of tongue-wagging onlookers. (Perhaps too much Devassa would explain what the hell Paris was doing when she was photographed on all fours recently?) “It’s an ad that devalues women — in particular, blond women,” the spokeswoman for the Secretariat claimed.
But what Brazil clearly does not understand is that here in America we have a rich cultural history of using women’s bodies and the promise of sex to advertise alcoholic beverages. Ugh. Get some frickin’ cultural sensitivity, Brazil. [US Weekly] Keep reading »
Drilling for oil makes us American girls hot and heavy! This Burger King commercial actually isn’t as offensive to Middle Easterners as it could be — shocking! — but it wouldn’t be a BK commercial if the women in it weren’t attractive, unthreatening airheads.
If you can stomach it, there’s a few more Burger King commercials found here and in the third spot, one of the women asks, “Do you guys drive camels to work in the morning?” and the other one asks, “Aren’t camels the ones with the humps?”
Looking for a way to get motivated to exercise? This quirky commercial from Puma, part of their “The Games We Play” campaign, may just do it. In Michel Gondry-meets-Wes Anderson-style, a series of urban-dwelling women and men get their work-out on while showing fitness can be funky, as long as you do it to The Shag’s “Stop & Listen.” The spot is part of a series that includes golf, motorsports, and running variations. Hip and cute. We buy it. ['boards] Keep reading »
Off-fun-sive? Hilari-sexist? Don’t mind me: I’m just trying to think up a word to describe ads that I know demean women, but I actually think are pretty funny. Take this commercial for Air New Zealand, a faux-nature documentary about “cougars” and their prey. I’d be happy if I never again heard the word “cougar,” “puma” or “cheetah” to describe a sexually active woman in her 40s—but at least these folks are tongue-in-cheek about it. What do you think? [YouTube] Keep reading »
Sorry, Burger King! Your esteemed “women wearing bikinis shaped like hamburger buns taking a shower” ad is not the klassiest ad ever—that distinction goes to this 2008 commercial which is truly the most obnoxiously sexy commercial on the planet.
Need great online bargains on appliances? I totally get that from the scads of women in an airplane, ripping their bras off and skydiving topless! Makes perfect sense. [The Sun UK] Keep reading »