Top 10 Shocking Ads That Would Never Be Published Today

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For this list, we’re highlighting the most surprising and/or offensive print ads that wouldn’t quite work in today’s society… for obvious reasons.

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AKA the Wordmaestra says:

So many Mad Men references!

retnavybrat says:

2:35 — An ad in Playboy that "treats its female subject as a sexualized object"? That's a big surprise. *shakes head and rolls eyes*

stormryder4fr3 says:

These adverts worked because they got your attention.

SeasideDetective2 says:

This is yet another presentist demonstration exaggerating how bad past eras were in order to make people living today feel smug and/or to make a crass political point. I've seen quite a few of these ads on other sites already. There's a reason the same ads are used for "shaming" over and over; in the long span of American advertising, there just weren't that many of them. It's called cherry-picking.

DogOfHades says:

To whom may Cocaine Toothache Drops be offensive? To Cocaine? But most importantly, where can one procure this fine product? I have a killer toothache.

Jordan 888 says:

but god forbid man are better than women stuff but fuck yeah why not do women are better than men shit-the community

Jadara Hino says:

Some of that was just plain distuuuuurbing! Especially the Baby Soft commercial! Yikes!

Lion O'Nrun says:

Yes girls, sexism was still acceptable not a long time ago. Don't take your rights for granted.

Lone star says:

I guess everything is ofensive it's just a matter of time:)

Patch Rowcester says:

I have seen some fat Chinese people by the way.

DaffArt says:

OMG All these MRA comments -.-

Fluffymiyster says:

Haha…wooooooow…again, I count my lucky stars that for all the shit I might face as a black person today, at least I wasn't born back then. To go from then to now…well, we all need to pat ourselves on the back for embracing change.

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