Bad advertisements and social media posts are everywhere, and occur all too often. While it has become somewhat of a hobby for me to find and critique ads now, it is still pretty disappointing how prevalent these mistakes are. One would think that making an advertisement or a post that wasn’t intrinsically offensive or completely ignorant would be a fairly simple task; unfortunately, it still happens on a daily basis. This week, I am going to list a few of my favorite bad ads.
This ad for Levi’s jeans, in theory, is a good idea. Why not create jeans that will fit multiple body types? People come in all shapes and sizes, and therefore clothes should as well. Apparently Levi missed the bus on this one, because all three girls in this campaign are the same shape, regardless of the style name of her pants. Whoops.
This ad is just wrong on so many levels. There is no way that people were so ignorant as to build a racist ad such as this one on accident. Its not even the fact that they used people to portray the contrast, but it is also the demeanor and the tone that these people are setting with their poses. I’m not a gamer, but if I was I would not buy any more Sony Playstation products.
I hope you all who read this already know what I am talking about so that you don’t have to click the link to re-watch this Super Bowl commercial from 2012- but if you must, you must. I can honestly say that while I am entirely disturbed by this commercial, it is one that I have never forgotten; and for that reason, I can’t decide whether I think it is all bad..but it is still gross. So gross.