Posts tagged "weird ads"

Watch Dita Von Teese Rinse Off In Perrier In Sexy New Ad

We thought it a bit strange Perrier would hire burlesque star Dita Von Teese as a sexy spokeswoman, but now we get it. Anyone else would make a brisk rinse-off in Perrier just look silly! (This video is pretty tame, but probably NSFW.) [PerrierByDita.com]…

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2010

Bikini-Clad Stewardesses Scrub Down A Plane In A Russian Airline Commercial

Ugh, put this as Exhibit A in your “Objectification of Women” file: a commercial for Russian airline Avianova where sexy stewardesses strip down to bikinis on the tarmac, scrub down an airplane and suggestively drip soap suds all over their boobs. The kitschy scooby-dee-dooby-doo soundtrack is the only thing that doesn’t make me…

Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2010

Let’s Hope You Don’t Get Trapped In The Beard Elevator

Gillette Mach 3’s highly hirsute elevator reminds me of Parissa wax strip’s hairy backvertising, and that’s not necessarily a good thing. Inside, the elevator doors feature a big ad promoting the Mach 3 razor for the mens, and all the rest of the walls are covered with thick black hair. LIKE ACTUAL HAIR. I mean,…

Susannah Breslin / June 18, 2010

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…

Annika Harris / June 9, 2010

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…

Susannah Breslin / June 9, 2010

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…

Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2010

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…

Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2010

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]…

Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2010

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…

Susannah Breslin / March 31, 2010

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…

Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2010

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…

Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2010

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 …

Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2010

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…

Susannah Breslin / February 5, 2010

Shirtless, Oily Diaper Ad Takes Cues From Shirtless Oily David Beckham Ad

Creepy sexualization of the kiddies or a clever copycat of David Beckham’s hot Armani underwear ad? Whether or not you think this South Korean ad for Good-Nites diapers is inappropriate, one thing is for sure: That baby has got to work on his six-pack. [Mom Logic]…

Jessica Wakeman / February 2, 2010

“Cougar” Ad For Air New Zealand Is Equal Parts Funny And Offensive

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…

Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2010

Topless Women Skydiving In Danish Commerical = Most Obnoxiously Sexy Ad Ever

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…

Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2010

A Cigar Won’t Bring Out The Caveman In Your Man Anymore

Oh, pervy cigar ad, how fortunate we are that you are old, so we can laugh at you.

Red Lipstick And Leopard Print Lady doesn’t exactly look like she “needs” to be clubbed over the head and dragged to bed, though. [AdWeek]…

Jessica Wakeman / January 5, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Method’s Sexual Harassment Soap Suds Commercial Gets Pulled

Remember that skeevy soap commercial for Method where a woman gets cat-called in the shower by a bunch of bubbles? Well, Method allegedly pulled it offline after viewers complained, although it’s obviously still here. Anyway, this angered some advertising blogger who insists sexual harassment jokes are hilarious. Steve Hall, a blogger for AdRants, penned…

Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Method Soap Commercial Thinks Sexual Harassment Is A Joke

Pervy talking soap bubbles that sexually harass a woman while she takes a shower? Catcalling and antagonizing a woman is so hilarious, Method. And to think, I actually used to buy your soap, too.

Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2009

Just Weird: Lingerie Place Mats

File this under WTF. The intimates line K. Lynn, which has chain stores in the Middle East, has placed lingerie place mats — you know, for eating on — at cafes in the region so that otherwise fully garbed Muslim women can imagine how they would look if they were sitting down in a pair…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 6, 2009
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