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Controversial Ads

LOOK: Ad Banned Because Naked Models Didn't Smile

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women

A regulator in Australia banned an Ella Bache skincare ad because it believes the naked models' unsmiling faces were too arousing. That forced the Par...

Diesel Takes 'Diversity' To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Lauren Leibowitz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Style

Diesel recently made headlines for its unconventional fall ad campaign, which features Tumblr stars and so-called "real people" modeling the brand's w...

WATCH: 10 Of The Most Controversial Environmental Ads Ever Made

Posted 04.17.2013 | Green

Imagine police arresting civilians for not properly composting. Or polar bears falling from the sky. Or even homeless animals committing suicide. A...

'Perfect Storm': State Tourism Campaign Promotes Right To Work

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.10.2013 | Detroit

It might be a "perfect storm" for Michigan's tourism arm. An ad promoting the state's recent passage of controversial right-to-work legislation with t...

Billboard's Unbelievably Bad Placement

Posted 12.24.2012 | Detroit

In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn. last week, an ad company that is responsible for a shocking roadside displa...

PHOTOS: Is Lucky Magazine's New Ad Campaign Inappropriate?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 08.08.2012 | Style

Most people have engaged in "retail therapy," i.e., "shopping your feelings," i.e. buying stuff when you feel down to boost your mood. Right? It can't...

LOOK: Powerful Ads Raise Awareness About Child Abuse

Posted 06.21.2012 | Parents

A series of advertisements have garnered recognition for highlighting the negative effects of child abuse. Three ads for the Save The Children foun...

Controversial Benetton Ads Featuring World Leaders In Same-Sex Kisses Honored With Prestigious Award

Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices

It may not have done much for international diplomacy, but Benetton's "Unhate" campaign, which featured images of world leaders in passionate lip-lock...

PHOTOS: Adidas Causes Uproar Over 'Shackles' Sneakers

Posted 06.19.2012 | Style

UPDATE: Adidas has canceled plans to sell the Jeremy Scott shoes and released the following statement: "The design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing...