For years now, product advertisements have been a part of our every day lives. Some advertisements have made us laugh, cry, get all warm and fuzzy, and so on. However decades ago, ads were highly insensitive and greatly offensive – you name it, sexist, racist, harmful to young children – there was no line drawn in the sand. We’ve rounded up the most jaw-dropping vintage advertisements that you won’t believe were ever promoted.
Listen Up Kids
All right, as a lover of Coca-Cola, this ad is a bit much for me. Not only does it suggest drinking the highly sugar filled, caffeinated cola at a rather young age but it promises that if you do, you’ll lead a happier life. Pretty sure that’s false advertising and I don’t even have an online university degree to back up that theory. It’s common knowledge.