Posts tagged "weird ads"

Is This Sprint Ad Transphobic?

I can’t turn a corner without seeing the T-mobile ad with the pretty lady in a variety of gorgeous pink dresses. But this Sprint ad warning against an AT&T and…

Jessica Wakeman | May 11, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Klondike Sells Ice Cream, Sexist Gender Stereotypes

“What color shall we paint the foyer?” is a boring conversation, no doubt. But does Klondike really have to portray listening to one’s wife talk for five whole…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2011 - 4:40 pm

There’s A New Old Spice Guy In Town

Isaiah Mustafa, we hardly knew you! There’s a new Old Spice guy in town now and he is immediately less impressive than the old Old Spice guy because,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 20, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Miss Turkey Shills For Carl’s Jr.’s Turkey Burger

Among what I’m sure are the many honors of Miss Turkey Gizem Memiç, the face of Carl’s Jr.’s turkey burger is surely on top. In Carl’s Jr.’s latest commercial,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2011 - 10:40 am

The Smell Of Innocence Is Totally Inappropriate

Ummm, this vintage Love’s Baby Soft ad may be the most disturbing of all time. This was actually in a magazine? Target demographic … pedophiles? Holy advertising fail. [Hug Party]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 11, 2011 - 2:20 pm

This Two-Tongued Lady Is Bilingual

Ack! Copyranter says this poster for a Berlitz language school in Rome was spotted in the Italian subway system. Apparently, the idea is that a woman who is bilingual speaks…

Susannah Breslin | January 18, 2011 - 12:45 pm

WikiLeaks, But Our Menstrual Pads Don’t

This Pakistani billboard for Butterfly pads aptly describes what many of us ladies think when we hear the word “leaks.” Doesn’t it remind you of the days of yore when…

Jessica Wakeman | December 17, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Australia Bans Lara Stone’s Calvin Klein Jeans Ads For Allegedly Promoting Rape

Australia’s Advertising Standards Bureau has asked Calvin Klein to remove billboards from the autumn/winter 2010 Jeans X ad campaign after it received 50+ complaints that the images glamorize rape and…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Change Is Coming To Ian Cummings’ Website Soon

Krystal Ball, meet Canadian politician Ian Cumming. He feels your awkwardly-named pain. Or maybe not. Ian seems a bit clueless about telling constituents on his website that he will be…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2010 - 1:40 pm

“Scrub Away The Skank” With Axe Body Wash

Axe body wash’s ad says you can “scrub the skank away” with something called Snake Peel. (Ew.) I would find this only a little less offensive if Dove sold an…

Jessica Wakeman | October 4, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Ladies, Who Wants To Rent Their Ass Out To Kentucky Fried Chicken?

In a “creative” new advertising campaign — really, they used the word “creative” — Kentucky Fried Chicken is giving college girls $500 bucks to walk around campus wearing sweat pants…

Jessica Wakeman | September 22, 2010 - 11:10 am

Remember When Ladies Were Cup Holders? Chevy Does

Remember when men were men and women were cup holders? Chevy does and they are selling posters of their 1959 Impala to celebrate the glory days when women knew their…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Nancy Pelosi Cast As The “Wicked Witch Of The West” In Campaign Ad

She’s mellllllllting … and she’s the Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi is the cackling Wicked Witch of the West in a new “Wizard of Oz”-themed campaign commercial…

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2010 - 4:10 pm

You’ll Need 3-DD Glasses For Wonderbra’s New 3D Boobs Billboard

Boobies in 3D. How could bra manufacturers have not thought of this earlier? It seems unreal, but Wonderbra just introduced their first 3D breasts billboard in London. Onlookers require 3DD…

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Does This Ad Make You “Feel The Romance of British Royalty”?

All British princesses play the cell in their lingerie, obvi. This Chinese ad for “Diana” underwear isn’t peeing on her grave at all. The company, Jealousy International, wants you to…

Jessica Wakeman | September 2, 2010 - 2:40 pm

What Do We Think Of Hot Men Undressing To Sell Maxi Pads?

We ladies don’t get too much eye candy in TV commercials. The advertising motto “sex sells” seems only to apply to fake breasts selling body spray and beer.

Jessica Wakeman | August 31, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Nike Confirms “My Butt Is Big” Ad Is A Fake

You called it, Jezebel. The “My butt is big” Nike ad the blogosphere has been buzzing about all week is actually a fake. Jezebel and AdAge.com, an advertising industry blog,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Nike Likes Big Butts And It Cannot Lie

What’s the best way to sell running shoes to women? Nike goes with big butts. (Well, “big” by print advertising standards. You’re not going to see Gabby Sidibe’s ass in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 3, 2010 - 11:40 am

White Queen Wins In Chess-Inspired Skin Whitening Ad

Wow, SkinWhite. Symbolism much? Latino pop culture blog Guanabee noticed this ad for SkinWhite skin lightening cream which conveys a message about race via black and white chess pieces: “See,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Lie Back And … I Mean, Bend Over And Think Of England!

When it comes to disposing of waste properly, the anti-littering campaign Keep Britain Tidy knows a dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste. [The Sun UK] …

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2010 - 12:15 pm