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The Most Offensive Ad Ever?  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8657 times:

The Most Offensive Ad Ever?

"Reading Humo (Magazine) can have serious consequences......."

http://www.buzzfeed.com/eliot/the-most-offensive-ad-ever-26q


Also, look further down the page  banghead 


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User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5400 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8638 times:

Remember, something is only offensive if you allow it to offend you.

That being said, the ad is in bad taste.



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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1368 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8590 times:

 Smile

too soon?

They had a whole series like these. When our public enemy number 1 escaped, they had an ad showing him running away from two policemen reading the magazine, with the same tagline as above.

And this is another one they did



"voelt u nattigheid" literally translates as "feeling something wet?" it means "do you feel there's trouble ahead"?

This one was to promote a free showercap they gave with the next issue  Smile (they're known for the silly gifts)



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8535 times:

Didn´t find them offensive at all. Granted, you´d have to crap in my face to offend me.

User currently offlineAKiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8522 times:

Not offensive perse, but in bad taste and incredibly insensitive to those who lost family members in the tragedy. I am not a big believer in the "15 year rule" and stuff for jokes and satire, but using a national tragedy that killed thousands to sell some magazine doesn't fall under my idea of what is okay.


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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8510 times:

Reminds me of something Family Guy would do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpP7b2lUxVE



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8469 times:

That picture is hilarious. There is nothing in this world worth taking offense over.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8454 times:



Quoting Bwest (Reply 2):
"voelt u nattigheid" literally translates as "feeling something wet?" it means "do you feel there's trouble ahead"?

The picture is slightly funny but the literal translation of this phrase is bloody hilarious!


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13096 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8438 times:

As to the ad in the initial post, perhaps it should have been some other landmark the pilots of an aircraft engrossed in the magazine instead of the WTC towers, like a famous mountain. I also find the ones referencing the assination of JFK and to bin Laden to be in VERY bad taste. What if it the pilots were heading for the Big Ben clock tower at Parlament, or Princess Diana in the tunnel just before she was killed? I be our UK friends would be VERY pissed. It sounds like those connected with this rag mag have a very sick sense of humor, kinda like MOL of Ryanair fame.

User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1368 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8115 times:

Here's a TV ad they did with Mel Smith... sensitive people might want to switch off the sound, they use the F word ! Oh no ! THE F WORD !

And here are two more "offensive" ads:





 Smile



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User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8046 times:

Not offensive, but not funny either. It sort of strikes me as something Jr High kids whose parents have photoshop would do. Sort of a lowest common denomenator for humor.


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User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8045 times:

This ad was proposed, but rejected:

http://www.nydailynews.com/money/200...wwf_appalled_by_911_terror_ad.html


User currently offlineSANAV8R From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8016 times:

It reminds me of RADAR Magazine, before it went bust and became a crappy gossip site.

They used to have controversial covers like that. Their first was Bush giving Paris Hilton a Medal of Honor, then it was Tom Cruise as St. Sebastian, then it was a shirtless Prince Harry with a beer in hand wearing a crown, and this one that got censored on newstands



If you opened the cover it had a fold out of Romney in Mormon temple garments watching them.


User currently onlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2102 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7983 times:



Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
The Most Offensive Ad Ever?

No, sorry, as far as I'm concerned it's just good old fashioned satirical humour.

Some people may find it offensive, but if you are one of the people who genuinely does find it offensive, then I'm afraid IMHO you need to take a long look at the bigger picture and ask yourself just where your mind has gone.

Whilst it may concern a controversial subject, that is satire at it's best, and really all this joke/cartoon really does is make fun of the past.

How many jokes are there about other major (perhaps even terrorism related) events in the past?



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User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1949 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7935 times:

I'm just wondering how many of the people who find this "the most mind-blowingly offensive" thing ever are the same people who tell minorities who are offended by racist jokes or disrespectful language that they are too sensitive and that PC is stopping people from just having a good laugh or saying what they want with free speech. Double standards?

Honestly, this ad doesn't really offend me, though of course it is deliberately in "sick" taste...However, it also doesn't really make me laugh. The Onion has done far better 9/11 gallows humor. Like this one best of all:

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/9_11_conspiracy_theories

Absolutely brilliant.

[Edited 2009-09-03 19:21:53]


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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7930 times:

I didn't like the WTC one too much, but I have to admit the others were quite funny, especially the JFK and the Michael Jackson one. I can understand why some people might feel offended by this, but I am a person that usually likes to laugh things off and give a bit of humour to things.


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7923 times:

There was an advert once for a TV show in Germany, which announced something like this: Home for the elderly - no Wednesday without a corpse (Senionenheim - Kein Mittwoch ohne Leiche).



User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8873 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7888 times:



Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 13):
Some people may find it offensive, but if you are one of the people who genuinely does find it offensive, then I'm afraid IMHO you need to take a long look at the bigger picture and ask yourself just where your mind has gone.

I am afraid that I am one who finds it dammed offensive, I see nothing funny about it. When I look at the people throwing themselves to their deaths out of the buildings rather than burn to death, I never smile, and I know where my mind is.  Angry



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26954 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 7677 times:

This is the latest Ad to cause a stir :

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Romping Hitler Aids ad criticised

A graphic Aids-awareness TV advert which features an Adolf Hitler lookalike having sex has been condemned by HIV charities.
It will be shown on German TV next week ahead of World Aids Day in December.
The German charity behind the film says Aids has killed 30 million people worldwide, and it wants to shake people up by linking Aids with mass murder.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8240793.stm


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 7669 times:

The actress in the Aids-commercial is incredibly hot.

User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 7665 times:



Quoting Racko (Reply 19):
The actress in the Aids-commercial is incredibly hot.

I was going to say precisely this.



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (4 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 7611 times:

What's wrong with that Hitler ad? I think it's creative and harsh, but that it sends a very strong message.


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