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Abhorrent 9/11 mattress commercial is undoubtedly 2016’s worst

It’s that time of the year again. It’s time to choose the worst ad of 2016. Unfortunately, this year’s worst advertisement was a no-brainer. An ad so excruciating, so deliberately distasteful, it might be the worst commercial of all-time. Of course, the worst ad of 2016 is Miracle Mattress’ offensive 9/11 spoof. Yes, they not only […]

Daddy Yankee’s “Shaky, Shaky,” might not have been the best choice of song for Walmart’s latest commercial

Sometimes context doesn’t matter in advertising, but in the case of a new Walmart commercial featuring Daddy Yankee’s “Shaky, Shaky,” as its theme, it’s hard to ignore. Walmart Peurto Rico launched a new ad featuring the 2016 hit. The “Shaky, Shaky” referred to eager kids shaking Christmas presents. It all seems harmless. But, if you […]

Pornhub’s rendition of ‘Silent Night’ focuses on the ‘lonely’ aspect

Pornhub wants its audience to have a lonely night. After releasing a funny, yet uncomfortable Christmas advertisement in 2016, Pornhub released its latest addition to the holiday series. The latest ad is called “Lonely Night,” and places emphasis on the phrase while parodying the Christmas classic “Silent Night.” The spot is about being lonely at […]

‘Schick Hydrobot’ bombs at Game Awards, needs to be put down

The 2015 Game Awards have come and gone, and with it, a new enemy has been born. Throughout the award show festivities, viewers were constantly bombarded with Shick’s corporate shill of a mascot, Hydrobot. Hydrobot appeared on the broadcast multiple times, inducing groans from gamers and non-gamers alike. The half power ranger, half five-blade razor man […]

No Man’s Sky cleared of false advertising by Advertising Standards Authority

No Man’s Sky was undoubtedly the most anticipated, widely-salivated-online game in recent memory. The open-world, space adventure survival game developed by Hello Games shined at E3, but after massive delays, when it was finally released in 2016, it didn’t live up to the hype. No Man’s Sky failed to deliver the same graphical capabilities shown in earlier […]

Real estate agent profusely apologizes for Remembrance Day ad

It’s never a good idea for businesses to plan a huge sale based off a holiday or memorial day where people lost their lives. One Calgary real estate agent learned this month. Real estate agent Gary “Mr. Action” Fayerman decided it would be a great idea to use Remembrance Day, specifically an image of a soldier’s […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for promoted neo-Nazi tweet

Twitter has been widely criticized in recent months for failing to protect users from harassment. Sadly, it’s become a dangerous environment, where death threats and offensive statements have become the norm. To combat this, the social media giant finally released a new harassment muting tool last week much to the happiness of its users. But, […]

Frozen Yogurt company apologizes for ‘Grab ‘Em by the Fro-Yo’ ad

A New York-based frozen yogurt chain is apologizing for parodying Donald Trump’s “grab em’ by the p—y comments in an advertisement. 16 Handles sent an email out to subscribers with the headline “We’re Making Fro-Yo Great Again,” a play on Trump’s “Make American Great Again,” campaign slogan. Within the body of the email was another play […]

Pete Campbell is the new KFC Colonel… huh?

Kentucky Fried Chicken has rebranded Colonel Sanders once again with the latest pick being “not great, Bob.” Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser has been chosen as the next KFC colonel. The 37-year-old doesn’t fit the profile of previous celebrities cast in the role, like Darrell Hammond, Jim Gaffigan, and Norm Macdonald, as Kartheiser is more handsome […]

Canadian company gets flack for including ‘OMFG’ in flyer

Canadian furniture company EasyHome decided to use some edgier slang in a recent flyer, which didn’t please customers. CTV News reports the rent-to-own company printed a flyer last week with a speech bubble “OMFG” in the top-left corner. EasyHome has used emojis and text speak in past flyers, but the acronym wasn’t well received. The slang […]

No Man’s Sky Being investigated after misleading advertisements

No Man’s Sky from Hello Game’s had the Internet swooning after an impressive demonstration at 2014’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. The game’s designer Sean Murray promised an experience like no other. The space exploration game featured over 18 quintillion procedurally generated planets, unique procedurally generated life and promised unlimited exploration. When No Man’s Sky was finally released in early […]

Skittles responds to Trump Jr.’s tweet: ‘Skittles are candy. Refugees are people’

Skittles aren’t happy with human dumpster fire Donald Trump Jr., son of Republican presidential nominee and noted bigot, Donald Trump. Trump Jr. took to Twitter to share a meme comparing killer skittles to the ongoing Syrian refugee debate. It’s an interesting choice of analogy. Skittles executive Denis Young caught wind of the Tweet and instantly rejected […]

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