The Son of 10 More Ads to Disgust & Disturb You

9. Association of Women Against Genital Mutilation

Apparently 2 million girls each year are subjected to or commit genital mutilation.


That statistic alone is alarming, but you couple it with an awareness campaign that uses a rusty razor blade as a crotch insert in bikini bottoms and you've got some strange marketing indeed.

Next they should do an ad with a guy eating a hot dog and put that into men's swimsuits.  Though that may be misinterpreted...

Yeah... probably would.  Bad idea.

What's funny, yet probably difficult to see, is the confusion on the woman's face in the ad.


As usual, I saved the most disturbing for last.

Actually, disturbing doesn't even describe what I feel about these ads.  Are they effective?  Hell, yeah they are.

I'm at odds to approve of these.  I hate the exploitation of children in pain to convey the message of... well, children in pain.  These images hurt.

But they work.  And they remind us of how delicate children are.

Until next time, dear readers, take care!

SOURCE: Ads of the World



John Barker
Clever Ads, Promotions and Marketing

May 30, 2009
by Anonymous

Commit genital mutilation??

No girl commits genital mutilation.

They have it forced on them. You might want to rephrase that.

That would be like saying babies commit abortions on themselves or victims raped themselves or children committed sexual abuse on themselves.

Of all the disturbing things here (and there were some disturbing things) that sentence was the most disturbing.

Jun 4, 2009
by Anonymous


A sweaty drunk guy blowin' his brains out?

Just what the F am I missing?

If you don't play with our toys you will become a suicidal alcoholic?


Jul 1, 2009
by Anonymous

USAID and Partners ad

This ad is about human tracking. The text translates to:

"Sexual explotation of children and adolescents. This is not the product that Brazil wants to export to the world."

Jul 7, 2009
by J. Barker
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Then it definitely makes more sense.  I found it in a "child abuse" ad category.  My Spanish is horribly rusty.  Thanks for the heads up!

Aug 6, 2009
by Anonymous


Of course, in Brazil they speak Portuguese, not Spanish.

Aug 10, 2009
by J. Barker
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... My Portuguese isn't very good either.