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McDonald’s pulls questionable ad about young boy and his dead father

Good intentions went awry this week, as McDonald’s pulled a recent a commercial in the U.K. following well-placed criticism that it was exploitative. The ad in question tackles a sensitive topic. In the spot, a son talks to his mom about what his now deceased dad was like. He tries on his glasses and asks questions […]

For better or worse, sexy Mr. Clean was the most memorable Super Bowl ad

It’s sexy time for Mr. Clean. The iconic mascot from the popular line of cleaning products of the same name has never been one to push boundaries in terms of sex appeal. The bald, old man dressed in white didn’t have the oomph to become an advertising sex symbol, until now. Mr. Clean debuted a “Sexy […]

Nick Kyrgios’ Nike Australia ad draws criticism for making light of mental illness

Is this Nick Kyrgios ad making light of mental illness? Some people online seem to think so. Nike Australia posted an advertisement starring the hot-headed tennis star, featuring animated dark clouds and rain obstructing Kyrgios. The tagline for the advert reads “Dark clouds never got in the way of talent.” AdFreak notes the advertisement’s received […]

Ronda Rousey’s Pantene commercial plays during Amanda Nunes celebration

Friday night wasn’t a good time for Ronda Rousey. Rousey was quickly TKO’d in 48 seconds by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. If the loss wasn’t humiliating enough, an advertisement featuring Rousey for Pantene played while Nunes was celebrating her stunning victory. That’s rough. Rousey became the new face for Pantene earlier this month, appearing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mattress company’s 9/11 ‘Twin Tower sale’ ad is offensive and tasteless

The competition for worst ad of the year if over and it’s only September. Texas mattress company Miracle Mattress released a repulsive, tasteless ad which parodies 9/11 – you know, the incredibly tragic terrorist attack which killed thousands of people. The advertisement is for a “Twin Tower” sale. Mattresses are stacked up (like towers) and […]

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