Friday, July 3, 2009

Shock Value Ads: Tasteless or Funny?

You can always count on Calvin Klein to piss people off.

Talk about having it your way!

Not so much a big company, but getting in on the tasteless ad action.

Every once in a while, major companies will put out an ad that purposely riles people up. Once they do, the ad comes under fire for being too explicit, raunchy, sexist, or degrading. I thought I'd post some recent ads that have a lot of people's panties in a bunch. The Calvin Klein ad is actually located on the same block I frequent. Klein is known for all his ads being too sexual so I'm surprised people still get mad. Anyway, it poses the question: Are these advertisers out of line or do people need to lighten up?

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