Offensive Old Ads & Such
What were the advertising people thinking in the 50's and 60's? I grew up in the 60's and still find these revolting! To think the public mindset in general was so bad that no one thought twice about these ads. I've included ads & things from all eras that would be found insensitive and/or offensive today.
Teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has been accused of avoiding XL or XXL sizes in women's clothing because they don't want overweight women wearing their brand. They just want the "cool kids" to wear it, and they don't consider plus-sized women as being a part of that group. Later, the brand apologized and said that they commit themselves to supporting anti-bullying and diversity, but there are still no big clothes.
Nike's ad featuring athlete Oscar Pistorius with the tagline “I am the bullet in the chamber” had to be removed from the Olympic sprinter's website after he was charged with murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.