10 More Ads to Disgust & Disturb You

The creativity and well... balls of the marketing industry will never cease to amaze me.  In my first (of hopefully many) article on this topic (11 Ads to Disgust & Disturb You), I found a whole bunch of just plain messed up stuff.

Creative stuff?  Most certainly.  Well executed?  Sure, for the most part.  Creepy and bizarre?  Oooooooooh, yeah.

So, in the spirit of the previous article, I present to you another round of just plain disturbing advertisements.  And be warned: these things get pretty hardcore towards the end-not in a good way.

1. Foundation Nicolas Hulot

I've got nothing against Ents, but...I've got nothing against Ents, but...

Um... Okay, doesn't the song say "The Baby Will Drop?"

2. McCormick

The casting for the new Terminator film has begun...The casting for the new Terminator film has begun...

I'm not usually afraid of food.  Ask any of my friends.  I'll eat pretty much anything.

But this chicken scares the hell outta me.

Let me give you a mental image: this freaked-out looking thing chasing you all over the kitchen with a butcher knife.  Then doing power-lifts with your dead body.


And very tan, in a George Hamilton sort of way.

3. Friends of the Earth

GAHHHHHH!!!!!  Run!!!!  Run as fast as you can!!!!GAHHHHHH!!!!! Run!!!! Run as fast as you can!!!!

I think the idea behind this ad is to show the results of global warming.  But...

Holy crap!

That's the scariest thing ever (except for Baby Ronald McDonald)!  What are they saying?  That bears are gonna go nuts and rip all of their skin off-then walk upright like some 9-to-5 office jockey carrying a fur briefcase?

I haven't seen something this freaky since that John Frankenheimer movie-Prophecy (not the one with Christopher Walken... The one with the giant, skinless, mutated hell-bear).

If you happen to be a hunter, run into this horrific creature, and happen to shoot it, I suspect that your dinner would look like this:

4. Katz's Deli

Polar bear meat???  Hopefully not...Polar bear meat??? Hopefully not...

Now, I'm all for a good sandwich.  Really.  I found intense pleasure in an excellent roast beef sub just the other day.

But, this just doesn't appeal to me, probably because of the thick cut of the meat.  It could possibly make your stomach look like this:

5. Riopan Ant-acid

Insert another quarter to wash your liver.Insert another quarter to wash your liver.

Having recently been discharged from the hospital after gastrointestinal issues, this ad struck me as quite disturbing, primarily because that's EXACTLY what my innards felt like (except I don't see any glass shards in there).

6. World Wildlife Fund

Eat your heart out Aquaman!  This guy is smokin'!!!!!Eat your heart out Aquaman! This guy is smokin'!!!!!

Okay, where to start...

First, this thing has my hairline and my taste in shirts.  Second, I can't help but picture the absolute mess I would make in my pants if I pulled this thing up over the rail of the boat while fishing.  Third, it looks like it would bum all of my cigarettes.


7. JobZonen.dk

Just say no.Just say no.

I've never understood the fascination with inflatable dolls.  They look like they are going to eat you.  And their eyes are all bugged out.

Speaking of which-does it have a black eye?  If so, THAT is the creepiest part of this ad.


8. BetterThanBeer.com

Ow!  My eye!Ow! My eye!

Some people think that more is better.  In this case...  I dunno.  I can't agree with that statement. Remember the woman in Total Recall?  As attractive as the young lady in this ad is, a third boob would just plain send me flyin' outta the room.

However, it would be quite the asset if she ever had triplets.

Okay.  I warned you.  If you thought the ads above were crazy, here's where they get really messed up.  And also where my sense of humor sort of goes away.  Sorry for that.


9. Don't Speed Near Schools

I couldn't find the company that manufactured these.  From what I can gather these things were placed on the windshields of parked cars.  I find this ad to be abhorrent to the extreme.  It is as disturbing as it gets.

That being said... I admire the message.  It gets down and dirty and tells it like it is.  No BS, no compromises.  The fact that it is unpleasant to view should not dispel the importance of its message.

Which leads to:

10. PETA

Yeah... PETA.

These guys are as extreme as you can get.  And they don't pull punches with their messages.  This ad is no exception.  And while I don't totally agree with the viewpoint they propound, I can't help but admire the creativity in the ad campaign.

There were other ads, one of which involved a human-sized chicken getting beaten to death in a prison yard.  Pretty brutal.

Well, that about wraps up this round of Ads to Disturb & Disgust You.  But rest assured... I'll be back with more.  It's not like there's a lack of twisted advertising out there...

Feel free to comment about any of these in the Comments section below.  I'll respond as much as possible.

SOURCE: Ads of the World

Mar 25, 2009
by Anonymous

ohlawd what is this I don't

ohlawd what is this I don't even

Just goes to show, these days advertisers care mostly about getting your attention no matter what.

Also, "Katz's Deli" officially has the most disgusting sandwich I've ever seen, including the pile of mouldy lunches my little brother had in his backpack over the summer.

Awesome continuation of the first article. I highly enjoyed it.


Mar 26, 2009
by Anonymous

Ad 1: C'mon, the baby's

Ad 1: C'mon, the baby's being cradled. Might get splinters, but it doesn't look like it's about to fall.

2: Bizzare.

3: Disgusting. "Hey! Look over here! We have a MESSAGE!" And absolutely no scruples in delivering it.

4: That sandwich looks yummy. Piles and piles of delicious meaty meat. Chomp!

5: Must be your recent medical experience 'cause I don't see anything disturbing.

6: Sure, try to convince us of a scientific theory by ignoring science. That'll work.

7: I'm with you on this one. So ... You lost your job as a masturbation tool? What?

8: Not disturbing. Hits its intended target: Beer-swilling men obssessed with breasts. Bingo.

9: Horrific. What about little kids getting into those cars before mommy or daddy remove the horror show? Somebody ought to be fired for that. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

10: I'm not sure why PETA gets sympathy for ramming their message down everyone's throats with horrific images. "Let's convince people not to eat meat by showing how psychotic we are." Visual terrorism will never accomplish anything beneficial. Change your tactics PETA.

Mar 26, 2009
by J. Barker
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Yay!  Glad you liked it.  And yeah... I find that sandwich to be just plain nasty....  I must say that I like the ad copy, however.  It's gutsy.  Gutsey?  Gut-c?  Hmmm... need to look that one up...

Mar 26, 2009
by J. Barker
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Thanks for the feedback! 

Thanks for the feedback!  Obviously my responses to these ads are insanely influenced by my initial reaction to them.  Hence the Baby thing...  See... Babies scare me because they are so fragile.  So that ad freaked me right out at first glance.

 And I can't agree with you on the sandwich.  Ew.  A thinner cut... yeah... I'd be all over it...  heh.

Apr 11, 2009
by Anonymous

womens options

I a bit worried that now that I have lost my job the only option i have is to become a sex toy for abusive men.

Apr 24, 2009
by Anonymous

fish man & polar bear

I think the reason this fish guy is so creepy is because he comes so close to looking like a human. The bear was just plain sad. Where do you find these things??? I usually fast-forward through commercials but surely things haven't that much since I got my DVR?

Apr 24, 2009
by Anonymous


Me again- CHANGED! Surely things haven't changed!

May 8, 2009
by J. Barker
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I just don't wanna see...

...an ad with the bear eating the fish guy..

May 14, 2009
by J. Barker
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I'll have to check that out...  Thanks!


May 25, 2009
by Anonymous


More more more, great stuff!!!! The link for the new really, really disgusting is effed up. Fixy plz?