23 Unfortunate Ads That Companies Thought Were A Good Idea

It's hard to believe it's still possible to make an ad that unintentionally demeans a race or a gender or a sexual preference. We say that because these campaigns have to go through so many hands before you see the final product, that it's unimaginable no one picked up on any of the material people might find offensive. Like every single person in the process just shrugged and said, "Yup, looks good," before going back to playing Angry Birds on their phones.

But, well, here we are ...

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

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Entry by Wyrmologist

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Entry by pundemic

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Entry by BuffaloGreg

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Entry by gicusudoru

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Entry by Kevin King

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Entry by JarOCats

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Entry by milito

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Entry by JarOCats

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Entry by Tony Alpsen

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

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Entry by gicusudoru

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Entry by gicusudoru

In 2012 Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai was almost killed in an assassination attempt. In 2014 Kurl-On mattresses thought the best idea to support

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Entry by JarOCats

The 2007 Super Bowl ad for SNICKERS had two guys pulling out their own chest hair and beating each other up to prove their manliness after sharing an

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Entry by Wyrmologist

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