Hilariously Inappropriate Ads That Shouldn’t Have Ever Seen The Light Of Day

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Modern marketing is pushed to find new means to innovate upon the time-tried and tested techniques of advertising which include comedy, sex and building upon values inherent within society. Yet some advertisers push the boundaries of what is acceptable too far, drawing nothing but disgust and outrage. Even when one looks further back in history, certain forms of advertising are found to be even more inappropriate and shocking. Here are 30 hilariously inappropriate ads that shouldn’t have ever seen the light of day. Some were banned, others were overlooked, all will make you laugh, cringe or cry.

Toasty Torpedo Takes a Turn Towards Twisted

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Quizno’s shows a talking toaster which is a touch too erotic for television. “Put it in me, Scott” moans the grossly inappropriate, sultry talking toaster. It seems this employee won’t fall for the toaster’s tricks… again, as is evident from his response “I’m not doing that again. That burned.”

The Manly Art of Wife Beating

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This sexist ad promotes the “manly art” of wife beating in an attempt to supply you a provocative booklet entitled “Why You Should Beat Your Wife”. Now if only we could get hold of that book, it would cause quite a stir!

Trojan – Masseuse Gives a Happy Ending

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This is not the first time that a condom manufacturer has drawn outrage as the result of their provocative advertising. However, referencing a “happy ending” at the end of a massage is enough to make anyone awkward.

Why Doesn’t Your Mother Wash You with Fairy Soap?

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Racism was rife during the formative years of society, hell it still is. Yet no one can deny the hilariously wrong impression given by this seemingly “innocent” soap ad. Today it wouldn’t ever see a release, and if it did the repercussions would draw more bad news than the campaign could draw customers.

Deadpool – Valentine’s Trailer with A Between-the-Legs Focus Frame

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This Valentine’s Day trailer for ‘Deadpool’ was found to be borderline vulgar. It made it perfectly clear that this is a movie intended for mature audiences only. It did manage to pull off some rather direct, but funny innuendos though.

The Harder a Woman Works, The Cuter She Looks!

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Ads like this show why the rise of feminism was so necessary. Tell a woman to work harder to look cuter, and you will not be winning yourself any favors.

A Lick in the Face is Far from Appetizing

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The graphic and disturbing licking of a young man’s face by a jogger passing by was both obscure and shocking, even for Doritos. It seems Doritos has abandoned crazy and gone for a blend of overt sexuality and psychotic behavior in their marketing attempts.

Sega’s Ad Makes Its Innuendo Blatantly Obvious

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Did Sega have to go as far as graphically and textually implying the practice of self-pleasuring among gamers? They certainly have a good “grip” on their target market!

The Immigration of Mexicans Too Controversial for TV

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‘84 Lumber’s commercial showing the dramatic and cinematic journey of an immigrant’s struggle to become a US citizen touched on far too many issues present during President Trump’s term. This 2017 Super Bowl commercial quickly became a super-flop, being banned almost immediately after release. The full ad even has the audacity to show the much-hyped border wall planned by the new president.

Perfect Promotion for Perverted Pastors

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The Lynxx effect apparently only appeals to a limited audience. Track down users of this deodorant shortly after this ad campaign, and you would have had yourself a rather dangerous and strange bunch of criminals.

Craving Snickers Makes You a Sexist Pig

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“You’re not you when you are hungry” may be Snickers Australia’s chosen catchphrase, but this is taking things too far. Conveyed is the idea that the only logical reason that these construction workers are acting in a rude manner is that they are craving a Snickers, making this behavior entirely excusable.

Disney’s Sexual Innuendo Says It’s All Inside Minnie Mouse

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This is a milk ad. Apparently, it is an innocent milk ad, but we all know what Micky means when he says the best stuff is all inside Minnie Mouse. It seems Disney characters are not always as childlike and kid-friendly as they first seem.

A Banned Condom Commercial Inspires Celibacy

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Why promote condoms when you can scare people off sex altogether? This banned condom advert may be sexually inappropriate, but it would do the job of inspiring celibacy and thus lower pregnancy and STD infection rates.

Try This Today and See Where It Gets You

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Blow in a random female’s face, and you had better be ready to face the music. It is hard to believe that this disrespectful action was once encouraged, smoking had an entirely different vision and voice.

Axe – Clean Your Balls

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Testicles simply do not have the same marketing potential as other, female, body parts. Why Axe would form a fixed focus on improving the appeal of man’s marker of masculinity is a mystery yet to be revealed.

What Are They Even Selling?

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This ad shows nothing other than a timeless stereotype of fashion models snorting cocaine. Nowhere is the actual product offered by Sisley shown, it leaves absolutely no other impression other than making one wonder exactly what they keep in stock… it has to be either models or hard drugs.

Get Rid of Your Blubber and Go Vegetarian

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A vegetarian diet certainly holds its unique range of benefits; however, this is not the way to encourage health or weight loss! Perhaps they felt the direct approach was best, but this is far too direct!

This 9/11 Themed Commercial Drew Death Threats

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This Texas mattress shop created a 9/11 themed commercial which viewers found so offensive that it led to death threats and eventually the closing of the store. The ad was seen as completely out of line and a direct slap in the face to victims of the fated disaster.

Kinder Surprise – The Things Nightmares are Made Of

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Where the inspiration for this god-awful creation came from, only Kinder marketing will know. The distortion of an entity utters some fear-inciting incantations which then manifests a chocolate holding a special prize. Now, who exactly would want “sweeties” from that abomination?

Norton Furniture – Stuffing Your Animals in the Dead of Night

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Eerie, obscure and nightmarish are three words that come to mind when viewing this aberration of a furniture commercial. The host would give lurch a run for his money, while his uncertain pauses and mannequin conversations would scare anyone away. The easy credit becomes irrelevant!

Australian KFC Can Be Used to Hypnotize Black People

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There is no need to explain anything further other than telling you that this ad will try to convince you that KFC is a useful tool for hypnotizing black people. When confronted over the premise, Australia’s KFC customer representatives simply said that they were not aware of the stereotype of blacks loving fried chicken.

The Vegetarian Society – “Sexy” Food Which Will Turn Off Your Appetite

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There are countless ways to push the benefits of a vegetarian diet. With the right structure, I suppose you could even make veggies look sexy. This is not sexy. Take a look for yourself but be warned, you may end up straying away from your meals for the rest of the day.

Gourmet Murder Kitchen – Killing Animals So You Don’t Have To

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Gourmet Murder Kitchen is offensive enough, yet this strange restaurant keeps producing commercials which trigger outrage among various communities. This ad had vegetarians and vegans in an uproar over the back-handed means of promotion.

Bud Light – Redefining Beer Goggles

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Oblivious to being watched, this couple puts on such a raunchy inappropriate show that this 2007 Super Bowl commercial was banned across the US. The fact that skinny dipping, partial nudity and sultry innuendo was too much still baffles some people.

Give Me Your Address. I Promised to Kill You

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If this classified ad is anything to go by, then there can’t be anything wrong with stating an intent to kill. Let us just hope that this angry female was seeking a hysterical reaction rather than the address of her

White washed

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This shockingly racist ad shows a black man being tossed into a washing machine then coming out as a sparkly clean Chinese gentleman. The Chinese advertiser claimed that they were oblivious to the racist intent and the ad` ended up running for quite some time!

Have Viagra, Need Woman

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Being direct in a personal ad is one thing, but this is overstepping the limit. It just shows you exactly what depravity is lurking among your local social classifieds. Think Craigslist, but far scarier!

Ethnically Offensive or Intelligent Advertising?

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The striking image displayed in this ad makes smart use of tire tracks, but is this the brand image that they want to be conveyed? While the ad certainly must have appealed to the more extreme members of society, the offense is blatant and clear.

Is It Legal to Sell a Human Skull?

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I wonder which type of doctor would be selling a human skull? Is it even legal to sell a human skull? Was it necessary to say that it was only used once? Obscure, frightening but a true to life ad from what can only be a doctor of the darker sort.

Raising Heart Attack Awareness Among Aged Voyeurs

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This dirty old man gets a tad too excited after watching his wife through a keyhole. This ad simply took the adage “sex sells” too far, resulting in its nationwide ban. So, that is how gold diggers seal their prize!

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