February 9th, 2017 – It’s a mad, ad, ad, ad world. Even with streaming services and “skip ad” options, advertisers are finding creative ways to showcase their products. The advertising agencies of today, however, are more aware of a politically correct climate and often take extra steps to ensure that their ads won’t overtly offend a mass audience of people.
They make take a stance. They may push the boundaries. They may currently promote inclusivity as an American value and be labeled as anti-Trump. Some ads may even get placed on an “offensive” list article, but you’d be hard pressed to find an ad showing a man resting his foot on a woman’s head being used as a rug with the caption “It’s nice to have a girl around the house.”
Take a look back at some of the most shocking ads that wouldn’t fly today. We think…
Follow the breather.
PETA would have some words.
Innocence is what?
Santa: “Hey, can I bum one of those?”
Round Two: Smoking Santa
The baby on the left’s face says it all.
Just go to Starbucks.
Just what the doctor ord…smoked.
That’s what she said.
Oh THAT’S why you take vitamins!
Cool suit, bro.
Smashed carrots and coke for dinner.
“Accidental Discharge Impossible”
O.G. Body Shaming
Like a kid on Christmas morning!
Women and men were totally tied in representation…
What do you think of these vintage ads? Would you be okay seeing any of these used today? Sound off in the comments section below.