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Slim Fast Targets Brides With Fat Cake Toppers

Right about now, some brides are in a desperate race to shed pounds before their June weddings. And Slim Fast has come to their rescue with a new ad campaign that features fat bride cake toppers and asks, “Need to lose a little weight before your wedding?” The admittedly clever ads are definitely sexist, but reflect the culture we live in. Grooms don’t worry about their weight as much as their brides are expected to. That’s kind of funny because the only person I know who has tried Slim Fast to shed pounds is a man. He stopped using the product because it caused him to have grossly nauseating gas. And I also remember hearing that Slim Fast could cause anal leakage, so I think any bride would prefer to have a few extra pounds than to offend her guests with her stench and the possibility of a brown stain on her Vera Wang gown.

Check out two more ads after the jump. And let us know your thoughts on the ads. [BridePop] Keep reading »

Naked Man Is Supposed To Inspire Men To Work Out

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 »

Apparently, U.K. Men Need A PSA To Be Reminded Not To Rape

Advertising blog Copyranter is unimpressed with this rape awareness ad, which one of their readers snapped a pic of in a bar bathroom. The ad pictures a woman wearing panties with a stop sign on them and the text reads, “Have sex with someone who hasn’t said yes to it and the next place you enter could be prison.” Copyranter sniped, “Call me confused, but showing a half-naked woman in a rape awareness ad being viewed by plastered horny pissing men is just bloody stupid, right?” Actually, I believe anything that makes a person think about consent is valuable. What do y’all think? [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Is This Axe Body Spray Ad Weird Or Just Stupid?

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.”

I’m sorry, but the robot penile enhancement freaks me out. [Feministing] Keep reading »

How Refreshing! A Beer Commercial That’s Not Totally Sexist And Annoying Towards Women!

Instead, Bud Light’s “book club” commercial manages to be pretty sexist and annoying towards men. Beer is the best part of book clubs! “Thrusting”! And what’s Little Women? Gee, boys must be super-dumb.

Oh, beer commercials, when will you ever grow up? [YouTube] Keep reading »

Want Croslite To Lick Your Feet?

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 »

Paris Hilton Humps A Beer Can, Brazil’s Government Gets Upset

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 »

Fact: Burger King Thinks You’re A Moron

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?”

:::head desk::: [Saudi Jeans] Keep reading »

Ladies, Does Looking At A Nice Butt Make You Want To Buy Sneakers?

Nice ass! Do you think this butt is automatically disqualified from American Apparel’s “Best Bottom In The World” contest because it’s in a German ad for Reebok’s EasyTone sneakers? Probably.

But of course, there’s more ass-toning ass-hattery, after the jump … Keep reading »

Puma’s “The Games We Play” Commercials Want You To Work It, Work It

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 »

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