Gym advertisement with childish fat joke unsurprisingly receives criticism

Fitness advertisements can be tough to create, considering the sensitivity regarding weight loss. Jokes shouldn’t be attempted at the expense of physical appearance. One English gym didn’t even try to be considerate to the topic, posting an ad which has received criticism for fat-shaming. Fit4less, a Derbyshire gym, created an ad campaign featuring an ill-advised […]

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Mercedes pulls misleading “self-driving” car commercial

Mercedes has pulled an advertisement for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class after advertising the vehicle as a self-driving car, a claim which wasn’t 100% true. According to Jalopnik, an advertisement was removed following complaints to the FTC over a commercial which described the car having a self-driving feature. The spot showed a driver lift his hands off […]


Nintendo turns back time in NES Classic Edition ad

Nintendo is dipping into some sweet nostalgia in their latest advertisement for the upcoming NES Classic Edition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAGVilt3Rls The gaming company released a new spot for the mini-console, which is a micro version of the Nintendo Entertainment System with 30 games built-in. The console has HD graphics and comes in at a reasonable $59.99. In […]


‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham joins call to remove guns from Jason Bourne posters

Posters for the upcoming spy movie Jason Bourne are the latest Hollywood advertisements to draw ire for its depiction of violence. Tami Sagher, who’s a producer on the hit HBO series Girls, took a picture of the Jason Bourne ads, where the titular character is holding a gun. In the advertisement, the gun the character holds is […]


Jonah Hill is intentionally superbad in captivating, weird sneaker ad

This is my kind of ad. Actor Jonah Hill, best known for roles in Superbad and The Wolf of Wall Street, teamed up with Reebok and the skateboard company Palace to create an ad so intentionally terrible, it’s incredible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXoRZfClf0Q Hill pretends to be at a Palace location, while clearly, he’s standing in front of a green screen. His […]

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D’Angelo Russell pokes fun at Nick Young saga in Foot Locker ad

D’Angelo Russell had some sage advice for Ben Simmons as he prepares to enter the NBA: get rid of your phone. In a hilarious new ad from Foot Locker, Simmons is looking for advice from last year’s draft class stars. Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns tells him drafting doesn’t mean anything unless you put in the […]


Donald Trump Japanese parody advertisement defies explanation

You know you’ve made something brilliant when it’s both amazing, confusing and intoxicating. That’s exactly what YouTube’s Mike Diva did when he decided to make a Japanese-styled Donald Trump commercial. It’s one of the most bizarre things you’ll ever see. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbM6WbUw7Bs The ad defies explanation, but I’ll try my best. In the spot, we’re shown […]


Ugly fish represent investigative journalism in creative, weird ad

Sometimes journalism, like deep sea fish, ain’t pretty. In a new spot for Veja magazine, the right-wing Brazillian publication wants viewers to know the ocean is just like investigative journalism. How do they illustrate this metaphor? The deeper you go down the ocean, the uglier the fish get. That’s supposed to parallel investigative journalism, as […]

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The latest ‘Mighty No. 9′ trailer shows how not to advertise a video game

The upcoming video game Mighty No. 9 had gamers excited as Keiji Inafune, the long-time designer of the iconic Mega Man series, was going to bring a Mega Man styled platformer back to consoles and computers. A Kickstarter was launched in 2013 raising nearly $4 million. Unfortunately, fatigued fans have seen the game be delayed time and time again. With the game […]


‘Size matters’ billboard draws criticism for being anti-women

A billboard in Los Angeles is telling women ‘size matters.’ The Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center thought it would be a good idea to promote their business by buying a billboard and making suggestive remarks about women’s breast sizes. The billboard reads ‘size matters’ and shows two coffee cups, a smaller one labeled with the letter […]

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Shaq shows eSports love by going inside Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Shaquille O’Neal was one of the early pioneers of eSports among professional athletes when he invested in NRG eSports, a company which owns competitive League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams. Appearing in a commercial for TBS’s CS: GO ELEAGUE tournament, Shaq truly embraces gaming, by embedding himself into different maps from the popular first-person shooter. […]


Calvin Klein in hot water after racy NSFW upskirt ad

The clothing company Calvin Klein is in a bit of hot water after their #MyCalvin campaign featured upskirt shots of models. Warning. The ads are very NSFW. Take a peek: @karate_katia, photographed by @harleyweir for the Spring 2016 advertising campaign. #mycalvins A photo posted by Calvin Klein (@calvinklein) on May 9, 2016 at 3:45pm PDT The […]


Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie used in unauthorized STD testing ad

Bert and Ernie have shown up in an STD testing advertisement and the folks behind Sesame Street aren’t thrilled about it. Earlier in May, the two roommates appeared in an ad for the STD testing kits company Mately. The duo were shown reading a letter with the caption “See Ernie, you’ve got nothing to worry about, […]


Pandas sing ‘I Just Had Sex’ in Wildlife Conservation Film Festival campaign

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival’s most recent ad campaign aims to show that endangered pandas need to have sex. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qksgDvOSyRk DDB New York has launched a new spot for the WCFF featuring a spoof version of Lonely Island’s I Just Had Sex, showing that endangered species need love. In the animated spot, pandas are shown bragging […]


KFC Australia apologizes for NSFW ‘Hot & Spicy’ tweet

KFC decided to use sex to sell chicken, and it went as well as expected. In advance of ‘Hot & Spicy’ chicken coming to Australia, KFC Australia sent out the following tweet last Thursday, showing pixelated ‘Hot & Spicy’ chicken, which looks like a sexual image. I think you can make a guess to what […]