Posts tagged "weird ads"

Today’s Lady News: Belvedere Vodka’s Rapey New Ad

Belvedere Vodka tweeted an ad recently where a man pulls an open-mouthed woman down onto his lap with the headline, “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly.” The…

Jessica Wakeman | March 23, 2012 - 5:40 pm

PETA Promises Veganism Will Make You “A Tantric Porn Star”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ ad campaigns are usually an 11 on the eyeroll scale, only a point behind Axe Body Spray. Their latest ad features a woman…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2012 - 9:20 am

A Scrotum Itch Commercial Worth Watching, Even For The Scrotum-Less

I have no business watching a scrotum itch commercial, much less one in Japanese. But I don’t regret the minutes of my life I’ll never get back after watching this…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Beyoncé’s Album Promo Photos Are Unrecognizable

The rampant white-washing of models, actresses, and musicians of color is not a new concept. Freida Pinto, Rihanna, and Aishwarya Rai have all previously fallen victim to white-washing on magazine…

Rachel Krause | January 18, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Libra Tampon Ad Called Transphobic For Implying “Real Women” Have Periods

When pop culture depicts transgender people, they usually do it in such a facepalm way that I wonder why anyone bothers anymore. The latest what-were-you-thinking? comes courtesy of Libra tampons in…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Does This Equinox Ad Offend You?

I’m on the fence about this ad for Equinox, an upscale gym with locations in Los Angeles, New York City, and elsewhere. On the one hand,  I’m not keen on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Bro-Tastic GoDaddy Commercial Might Actually Air During Super Bowl This Year

For the first time in eight years, the network hosting the Super Bowl has actually accepted the preliminary script for GoDaddy.com’s bro-tastic commercial pitches. Six racy “Internet only” commercials later —…

Stefanie Blejec | December 9, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Condom Company Scares Guys Into Wrapping It Up Via Facebook

Of all the good reasons to wrap it up, not bringing a bundle of joy into the world who you are ill-prepared to care for is a big one. A…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2011 - 1:20 pm

What Ad Agencies Created When Asked To “Rebrand Girls”

It’s a sad but true fact that in some parts of the world, especially China, baby boys are favored over baby girls. In fact, boys are so strongly favored in…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2011 - 9:00 am

American Apparel Advertises Shoes With A Foot Up The Butt

American Apparel’s print ads for their shoes show one going up a woman’s taut, slightly arching butt, as well as a man’s hands pulling up a woman’s dress from behind…

Jessica Wakeman | November 10, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Men Love A Good Striptease In A Public Bathroom, Says Axe

Romance?! Who wants romance?! Feh! Yuck! Pa-tooey! Bring on scantily-clad strippers in public bathrooms! All men need an ass grinding against their crotch after the appetizer — and not their…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Is This Olympus Camera Ad Sexist?

One of the things that comes up in a gender studies class is the concept of the “male gaze.” Generally speaking, it’s the idea that men have a particular and…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2011 - 10:20 am

Hair Salon Defends Domestic Violence-y Ad

“Look good in all that you do” is not a slogan you expect to see next to a woman with a nasty-looking black eye. Then again, no one denies the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 1, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Is This Spoof Always Ad With Drag Queens Transphobic — Or Revolutionary?

Men aren’t usually in commercials for period products. But this spoof ad — which Proctor & Gamble denied via Twitter is affiliated with Always — has lots of…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2011 - 10:40 am

“When A Woman’s At The Wheel” = The Most Sexist Car Commercial Ever!

You know what’s so confusing and hard? Driving. All those signs! And lights! And potholes! And other cars you have to avoid crashing into! How do you ever…

Jessica Wakeman | August 11, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Lindsay Lohan Pays The Bills With Bizarro Puppet Commercial

We’ve all done things we aren’t proud of when we needed to earn some extra scratch: this is Lindsay Lohan’s moment right here. While she was under house arrest,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Pink Beer: New Favorite Of Girly-Girl Drunks Everywhere?

Pink beer is the latest product to be feminized for the fairer sex. Molson Coors, a brewery, is pink-ifying a lager called Animée to be less “masculine” with “clear filtered,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 27, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Helena Bonham Carter’s Marc Jacobs Ad Is Just As Crazy As We’d Hoped

Of course HBC is wearing cute, tiny crap on her head for Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2011 campaign, shot by Juergen Teller. Really, would we expect anything less from her? [Celebitchy]…

Jessica Wakeman | July 17, 2011 - 10:00 am

Monkey Behavior Advertising, Just Like Human Beer Advertising, Appeals To A Male’s Penis

Anyone can make a beer ad: boobs, butts, more boobs, and an ice cold brewski. Don Draper, we have a winner! It turns out that monkey advertising is very similar…

Jessica Wakeman | June 28, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Bud Light Lime’s Softcore UFC Ring Girl Ad: Innuendo With A Slice Of Lime

 

Oh, beer advertisements. What would I blog about without you? Bud Light Lime’s UFC sponsorship seamlessly blends panty-clad “ring girl” Arianny Celeste with “Bud Light” stamped on…

Jessica Wakeman | June 16, 2011 - 3:20 pm