November 2, 2011


Dear readers, I am participating in Alphabe-Thursday where ‘A’ IS FOR ADVERTS THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD!
Here they are:

1. Saatchi for Australian Red Cross promoting blood donation (above)
2. A South American beauty clinic’s campaign alleging how ‘wrinkled’ Angelina Jolie and Paris Hilton would be without skincare (below)

3.’Anti-smoking’ campaign by Les Droits des Non-Fumeurs 4. Family Violence Partnership, Milwaukee raising awareness about statutory rape
5.Spoof campaign for Prius portraying murder. Caption reads: “Well, at least he drives a Prius”
6. Benetton – Aids sufferer

7. Bizarre ad for Jetsetters Deutsch Magazine

8.Agent Provocateur – against illegal detention of Guantanamo Bay prisoners

9. Kenneth Cole - campaign highlighting Aids
Do check out other Alphabe-Thursday posts @ Jenny Matlock!
And, finally, thank you to all my dear readers who have visited or commented. Have a great weekend!


Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I must really be just an old lady because all of them were quite shocking!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

All shocked me, but some more than others. How the world has changed over my lifetime.

Esther Joy said...

Uhhh, I'm not sure. Most were a bit shocking!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Shocking indeed. As a prudish American living in Europe, I've been shocked quite a few times by things over here. Sometimes, I think it's good for me. =>

Riet said...

To me they are all shocking.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Shocking, but thought provoking. I find some of these kind of disturbing, but maybe we live in a time where people are so jaded that you need something like this... not sure.
*kisses* HH

Anonymous said...

Some of them I just don't get and others are just plain disgusting, but I'm really puzzled by the Prius ad. Was this sponsored by Toyota or was it a spoof of some kind?

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These all seems way over the top!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Uhhh! A great collection of provocative adverts!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)
Hope you are having a fabulous week***

Vicki/Jake said...

Can't wait to see how SHOCKED Mrs Matlock will be...mwahahahaaa

taylorsoutback said...

Yep, I am with the others - shocked! But then I grew up in the days when Ozzie and Harriet were on TV every week...sure do miss them.

myorii said...

Oh my! I found them all quite shocking too! Some are also a bit disturbing.... I'm guessing a lot of these ads are not found in American publications...

Jenna Brianne said...

The lady with the dog is definately the most disturbing to me! But they were all pretty outrageous. Good post!

anitamombanita said...

You get an A from me for your awesome advert take on A. :) Amazing stuff!

Sue said...

They're all pretty disturbing. Some of them even made me angry at what we are willing to accept these days.


bichonpawz said...

Wow! These are quite a bit different from what we see here in my little town! We give you an A+ for this post always find the neatest stuff to blog about!!! Hugs to both of you...Lola and Nora!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Lola and Nora,

Sometimes ads catch our attention and give us the shock treatment, but I suppose that is what there job is.
thanks for always having an interesting post.
Wonder what Angelina and Paris would think of their new look!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend

upinthecosmos said...

Wow, I guess shock is sometimes what's needed but sometimes it's just overdone. There's a fine line but no matter what, someone is always offended so our part of the world has taken to playing a lot more safe in a lot of areas and that.... I think that has also made things a little worse in many different ways.

Jenny said...



Kinda/sorta sick to my stomach.

I guess that's the purpose of shock advertising, though, right?

Some I think are shocking in a powerful-make-you-think kind of way. Others are just disturbing.

I need to go wash my eyeballs out now so I can forget a few of those images!

What a rivetting and disturbing link.


Liza said...

I found most of the pics shocking too.

My entries:
Moms...Check Nyo

Ms. Burrito said...


chubskulit said...

Number 7 is so bizarre lol.

Simply beautiful!

Please drop by to see my Ruby Tuesday entry when you get a chance.

LV said...

I have to say you really went all out on this post. So many different sights to see.

Meikah said...

True! They are really shocking!">Here's my Ruby Tuesday! :)

SueLovesCherries said...

These days, there's not much that shocks me any more, sad to say. But I find them all distasteful!