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Most shocking, controversial advertisements of all time

  • Most shocking, controversial advertisements of all time
    Sex sells. That’s what they say. And so does advertisements that have overwhelming streak of violence, dark humour and sexism. Some adverts employed underwear-clad models to grab more eyeballs. Others, for example, Amnesty International and United Colors of Benetton struck a chord with good intentions but failed to make pretty viewing.
    Here’s a look at the adverts that will make you smile, quiver and even wonder how a brand managed to put out such an advertisement. All of these, however, are a product of creativity.
  • Most shocking, controversial advertisements of all time
    Ford’s advert that showed women bound and gagged in the trunk of a Ford driven by ex-Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi
    Ford’s advert that showed women bound and gagged in the trunk of a Ford driven by ex-Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi sparked Internet outrage and called froth an apology from Ford India.
     
    The series of ads came days after india approved stricter laws for sex crimes in wake of the Delhi gangrape of December.
  • Most shocking, controversial advertisements of all time
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) rose objection to a Sahara 'Q' shop TV commercial.

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) rose objection when a television commercial released by Subroto Roy-promoted Sahara Group showed Sachin Tendulkar performing the last rites, shows Yuvraj Singh digging a grave and Virender Sehwag replacing a cradle with a hospital bed.

  • Most shocking, controversial advertisements of all time
    Italian ice cream manufacturer Antonio Federici over an advertisement featuring the strapline "immaculately conceived" was banned.

    Britain's advertising watchdog censured an Italian ice cream manufacturer Antonio Federici over an advertisement featuring the strapline "immaculately conceived" over an image of the expectant sister spooning from a tub of Antonio Federici ice cream and deemed it was "likely to cause widespread offence.

  • Most shocking, controversial advertisements of all time
    Ogilvy’s advertising campaign sponsored by Corporate Chhattisgarh.

    Ogilvy’s advertising campaign was sponsored by Corporate Chhattisgarh, a monthly corporate magazine. The shocking ad questions the faith-based terrorism and the role played by religion in rewarding and justifying it.

  • Most shocking, controversial advertisements of all time
    Sisely brand owned by United Colors of Benetton showed two women aged between 18-28 snorting cocaine.

    Sisely brand owned by United Colors of Benetton showed two women aged between 18-28 snorting cocaine. When you focus on the image you see that the white image is actually a dress made to look like a line of coke.

  • Most shocking, controversial advertisements of all time
    Drenched in blood-red paint and screaming a war-cry, this chilling picture of Wayne Rooney was condemned.

    Drenched in blood-red paint and screaming a war-cry, this chilling picture of Wayne Rooney was condemned as 'offensive', 'exploitative' and 'tacky' by MPs and church groups.

  • Most shocking, controversial advertisements of all time
    Duncan Quinn advertised its suits with an image of a man who appears to have strangled an underwear-clad woman with a tie on the hood of a car.

    Duncan Quinn advertised its suits with an image of a man who appears to have strangled an underwear-clad woman with a tie on the hood of a car.