May 20, 2009

Advertisers have sunk to a new low

I’ve been scrutinizing and collecting advertisements for over a decade thanks to the work of Jean Kilbourne and my studies in media literacy.  I’ve seen some terrible ones over the years.

But, this one…Via, this one is one of the most revolting advertisements I have ever seen.


  1. This is horrifying!

    Comment by Jonathan — May 22, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

  2. Holy freaking shit. That is….disgusting on so many levels.

    Comment by Lani — May 26, 2009 @ 12:30 pm

  3. this is appalling on a myriad of levels. reduced to merely an airbrushed pronoun. ugh.

    Comment by sarit — May 27, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

  4. Insane.

    Comment by jds — June 5, 2009 @ 11:37 am

  5. I don’t know what everyone else is complaining about, I find it rather witty. It is also probably true, most of us would probably have a better chance at donating an organ to her that to ever meet her in person, let alone get into bed with her.

    Comment by max — March 18, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

  6. The reason this is disgusting, Max, is that:
    1. This implies that the motivation for donation is nothing more than an urge to “get inside” a woman.
    2. Women who are recipients have in some way been impregnated by the donor – pretty messed up mentality
    3. The clear objectification going on.

    Hence, “appalling on a myriad of levels.”

    Comment by edward — October 30, 2011 @ 12:56 am

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