In 2010, Burger King caused a major outcry when it introduced its new logo. The new logo was accused of being too "sexual" and suggestive, with many people saying it looked like the king was performing a lewd act. Burger King was forced to abandon the logo after just a few months.

In 2011, Abercrombie & Fitch came under fire for its new logo, which featured a half-naked man with his back to the camera. The company said the logo was meant to be "aspirational" and "attractive," but many found it to be offensive and sexist. Abercrombie eventually scrapped the logo and went back to its old one.

A recognizable, impactful logo is a central part of any successful business. It's the reason those same businesses pay enough money to lift multiple families out of poverty for a team of graphic designers to make them a really cool shape. However, logos weren't always so slick and shiny. In fact, logos specifically seem to have a propensity to age like milk in the cushions of a baby's car seat. Check out these 21 logos that are the “awkward braces photos” of some of the world's most successful corporations.

Mountain Dew Mountain DRINK Dew It'll tickle innards! yore Before it was most strongly associated with video games where you napalm villages and then mourn your decision through a QTE, Mountain Dew was named for moonshine. Tickle yore innards... to victory, gamers!

Source: Cracked

Kodak Es CRACKED.CON Before Kodak's simple red text logo, they started with this one, which looks like the cool signature you cook up for yourself in 8th grade.

Source: BoredPanda

Facebook 0010 110 601 01 1010 thefacebook 1 CRACKEDOON Early users might recognize this logo from the invite-only days of Facebook. If you didn't know, at first you had to be invited in by another user, perfectly encapsulated by this judgmental cyberchad staring you down.

Source: Cracked

Apple Appl COMpitpn CRACKEDOON This logo shows a scene of Isaac Newton & the apple, which is very cool! It also looks like something drawn by someone who considers computers devilry and self-flagellates if he walks by a Best Buy.

Source: Cracked

Twitter OIA CRACKEDCONT I've never seen a logo and thought: Nice. Wish it was wetter, though.

Source: BoredPanda

RCA RCAVICTOR CRACKEDCONT Show me the focus testing that said people want less adorable dogs. SHOW IT TO ME.

Source: BoredPanda

Denver Nuggets Denvernuggets Bring this mother#& $er back ASAP. Look at him. He's got feet like chicken drumsticks and he doesn't care. He's just here to &*#ing ball, my man.

Source: Cracked

Get the Cracked Daily Newsletter!

We've got your morning reading covered.

Forgot Password?