Today, Blatz is under the Pabst corporate umbrella, so if we could keep the hipster crowd from finding a way to make breast-milk-based craft porters, that'd be fantastic.
Pears' Soap Is Violent (And Racist)
The only creatures that might hate baths more than human children are dogs, and at least a dog will still love you after it's all dried off. This poor child, on the other hand, gave his poor mother enough of a hard time that she apparently tried to literally throw the baby out with the bathwater. Still, he's being crushed to death by a bathtub. That's the kind of unrealistic death that shows up in a Looney Toons episode, not a goddamned soap ad.
To make matters worse, the folks over in the advertising department at Pears' were probably pretty racist. They borrowed this idea that people with darker skin tones were simply dirty, and needed a good old scrubbing down, preferably with Pears' Soap.
"Pears' Soap: IT SOLVES RACISM!"
It would be one thing entirely if this was something that only stuck around in the boonies down in Georgia, but Pears' makes a point to put "SOLD EVERYWHERE" in boldface underneath this wholly unnecessary Before/After photo. This photo is also inaccurate in that if you were to scrub a child so hard that his skin changed color, it would have turned red with blood. (Also, in this scenario, you are probably a father in a Castoria ad.)