: Top 48 Ads That Could Never See The Light of Day Today.



ted tcb
01-05-11, 09:47 PM
These actual ads are incredible .... racist, dangerous, derogatory,
yet strangely entertaining.

They certainly reflect a different time .... although, when was wrapping/choking toddlers in cellophane ever a proven method of selling your product?

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Here is the link to all 48 gems.

http://owni.eu/2010/11/08/top-48-ads-that-would-never-be-allowed-today/

Ranger
01-05-11, 10:33 PM
Ahh, the good 'ole days. Priceless!

mhamilton
01-06-11, 11:58 AM
LOL, I suddenly feel guilty about all the Van Heusen shirts I have in my closet...

77CDV
01-06-11, 03:25 PM
Unacceptable by today's standards, but you must admit they had style.

I do take issue with the gun ads being included. If hunting/sport shooting is your thing, a new rifle as a present is perfectly appropriate.

Stingroo
01-06-11, 03:51 PM
I agree. I don't see what's wrong with those ads either. Oh noes! A kid with a .22!

Some of them made me laugh out loud though. Interesting ads.

Aron9000
01-07-11, 12:21 AM
Personally this one is my favorite. Its sexism is way more subtle, light hearted, and just downright hilarious.

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