All I see is a frog splayed in a suggestive pose. What about you? The copy on this German print ad for men’s magazine FHM reads, “98 percent of all…
According to an article on Ohio.com, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles rejected 1,574 requests for vanity plates during the past two years. Though the vanity plates don’t come cheap…
The Australian Advertising Standards Bureau released its ‘Top 10 Controversial Ads in Australia’ report for 2008. The agency received more than 2,350 complaints for 540 ads released on television, outdoor and print mediums.
So, how offensive really were these ads that made some Aussies mad enough to pick up the phone and call the bureau? After searching around a bit, I was able to find most of the commercials and advertisements online.
Without further ado, here are Australia’s top 10 controversial commercials of 2008:
(10) Motorola – Razr Mobile Phone
This harmless commercial for Motorola’s Razr mobile phone received more than 40 calls from viewers, ostensibly horrified by the use of the Razr as a melee weapon. The bureau dismissed the complaints and did not ban the commercial.
Watch a risqué commercial featuring the art of German cartoonist Jost Kelle. The advert was created to promote the ‘Parental Control’ feature of a adult TV channel in Germany.
The video is slightly NSFW, especially if you are really prudish or have kids around.
Watch a raunchy (but harmless) PSA for a sex education campaign targeting young people in Belgium.
“The Indian Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is, in its wisdom, trying to ban a rather harmless television commercial for Axe Dark Temptation deodorant. Terming it “indecent, vulgar and repulsive,” the Government has written to the Indian Broadcasting Federation to stop the telecast of the commercial on various TV channels.
Don’t these idiots know that people can watch it on Youtube, anytime ?”
This commercial for Hi and Lo innerwear from Australian clothing-brand, Bonds, features a whole bunch of hot, good-looking women, slapping each other silly. Oh, and did I mention that they do this in their underwear ?
For obvious reasons, the commercial is slightly NSFW. Watch it after the jump.
The Fez says,
"This is rather edgy advertising by Philips for its new range of epilators. Titled The Life of James, the ad features Karis, a stunning model with beautiful legs, who just happens to be a transsêxual named James in real life."
"The toughest part about looking like a women is all the hair. Being a man, I can’t take pain. Of course, the Philishave Sanitelle Ice Epilator is there to help out."
Though Karis is technically a man, some of the imagery in the video makes it NSFW.
Oh, and if it leaves you rather confused, don’t blame me for dragging you out of the closet.
The Babysitter is a short, raunchy film directed by David H. Steinberg, the screenwriter of cinematic masterpieces like Slackers and American Pie 2. The film’s principal characters are played by Jason Cooke, and the super-cute Brie Larson.
I don’t want to give away too much, but there is a funny twist to the tale in the ending. Oh, and it’s slightly NSFW.
I don't really know if it's an inadvertent error by the cartoonists at Warner Bros. (highly unlikely), but this is really something. Does Bugs Bunny really show his other carrot…