Posts tagged "weird ads"

Fleshlight Wants You To Remember A Very NSFW 9/11

I was going to stay away from the brands-tweeting-smarmy-sentiments-about-9/11 stories today. But then the people behind Fleshlight, the world’s premier manufacturer of fake vaginas for dudes to have sex with, had…

Cooper Fleishman | September 11, 2014 - 6:00 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

New Jersey Does Not Appreciate Dove’s “Armpit Of America” Deodorant Ad

Who knew New Jersey-ians were so touchy? Dove has apologized for a prospective billboard for their new NutritionMoisture deodorant that ruffled feathers (er, clanged gold chains?) in the Garden State.

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2014 - 3:30 pm

All Kitty Litter Commercials Should Star The Poopy Cat Dolls

Is there a word in the English language to describe when advertising is so delightful you don’t even mind that it’s advertising? Because that’s the word I need for this…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2013 - 6:00 pm

TrueCar Thinks A Woman Needs A Man To Buy A Car

The idea behind is to provide people with a benchmark for how much they should be paying for a car so that when they go to a dealership, they…

Mary Odell | July 23, 2013 - 9:20 am

Is This Sexy/Sexist Equinox Billboard Really So Bad?

Maybe I’m just a sexist pig, but I fail to get a boner for this allegedly sexist Equinox billboard in Bethesda, Maryland, that has a group of mothers petitioning for…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2013 - 12:20 pm

This Is What Tampon Commercials Look Like In Russia

In Russia, you don’t have period, period has YOU! In all seriousness, this Russian Tampax commercial (very graphic, by the way, so if you’re squeamish, skip), shows the imagined terror…

Julie Gerstein | June 20, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Charmin’s New Toilet Paper Ad Is Just A Butt Really Close Up

Charmin toilet paper ads usually include cute bears experiencing mishaps with toilet paper and eventually figuring out that Charmin is the best! This ad is a little bit different in…

Mary Odell | June 17, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Japanese Women Wearing Advertisements On Their Thighs

It’s an advertising scheme Don Draper surely thought about but could never have voiced in the 1960s: paying young women to wear advertisements … on their thighs.


Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Swiffer Thinks Men Should Get A Damn T-Shirt For Cleaning

Yes, men cleaning. Who’d’ve thunk, right?!  Just a T-shirt, Swiffer? Not a Boy Scout badge? Or the Nobel Prize, perhaps?  I mean, men cleaning is obviously such a rare and…

Jessica Wakeman | October 20, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Hyundai Netherlands’ “Upskirt” Commercial Is Very Lazy/European

Oh, Europeans. Here’s a new commercial from Hyundai Netherlands for their Sante Fe vehicle. The ad is creepily called “Upskirt” and definitely pushes the boundaries of what you can do…

Jessica Wakeman | September 28, 2012 - 8:30 am

Warby Parker’s Trippy First TV Commercial Comes With Film, Reading List

Every time I see a person wearing a cool pair of frames they seem to be from Warby Parker. Warby Parker prices all if its frames for $95 a pair,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Volkwagen India Put A Vibrator Inside A Newspaper, Then Tweeted Women Are Dumb And Can’t Drive

Putting vibrators in the pages is a clever way to get more horny women reading the papers and perhaps save the dying newspaper industry. But when Volkswagen India put a…

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Headless Pair Of Boobs Romanced By Cousin Itt: An Axe Commercial

Axe hits a new low in advertising with this commercial starring a headless pair of boobs on legs, supposedly representing the office crush. Yup, the love interest in this commercial…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Ukraininan Women Will Steal Your Husbands, According To This Dutch Commercial

Today in Awkward Diplomatic Kerfluffles: the entire country of Ukraine is pissed at the entire country of The Netherlands for airing a commercial that implies sexy, sexy Ukrainian women are…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2012 - 1:40 pm

“Sexist” Brazilian Gym Ad Fails To Capture Our Outrage

I don’t fully understand why these ads  are “sexist” or “offensive,” as per the women’s health blog Blisstree. The Brazilian gym Vila Olimpica ads show big, muscular men standing behind women,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2012 - 8:30 am

Care For Some Breast Milk With Your Oreo Cookie? (NSFW)

On the subject of breastfeeding in public, I’m the most hippie-dippy of the hippy-dippies. Whip those puppies out any place you want, mama!

But one place I’ll agree breastmilk…

Jessica Wakeman | April 19, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Extra-Large Condom Ad Zeroes In On Ladies Scared Of Big Penises

Big penises have us running to lock ourselves in the bathroom, don’t they, ladies? That’s what the ad agency behind a (real?) ad for Prudence Extra-Large Condoms wants to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Actress From Rapey Belvedere Vodka Ad Files Lawsuit

Two weeks ago, Belvedere Vodka tweeted an ad depicting a man pulling a surprised, open-mouthed woman down onto his lap. The headline read: “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly.”…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Unattainable Womanhood, As Explained By This Old Bill Blass Perfume Ad

She’s supposed to “get gorgeously dressed in 15 minutes flat,” but not worry about her hair getting wet in the rain. She’s supposed to love a good laugh, but can’t…

Jessica Wakeman | March 27, 2012 - 2:20 pm
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