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I’ve Never Been So Shocked By An Advertisement. #15 Is Horrifyingly True.

There are countless social issues around the world that really need the public’s attention. Every single person gets caught up in their own life, but these shocking advertisements aim to drag everyone out of selfish habits. Each of these ads are hoping to raise awareness of a very real issue. They do the job by being so horrifying and eye-opening. These organizations are doing the right thing by raising public awareness… and it’s effective, because you’ll never forget these advertisements.

1.) Torture victims are just like you and me.

2.) Stop the violence, don’t drink and drive.

3.) If you smoke, your story will end before it should.

4.) WWF – what’s more horrifying?

5.) The color of your skin shouldn’t dictate your future.

6.) Deforestation continues with the turn of a page.

7.) Spread un-hate.

8.) Slower is better.

9.) Save paper, save the planet.

10.) Air pollution kills 60,000 people a year.

11.) “Liking” isn’t helping. Be a volunteer.

12.) Bird conservation – if you don’t pick it up, they will.

13.) What we see when you smoke.

14.) Animal anti-cruelty league – that’s not a soccer ball.

15.) Don’t talk while she drives.

16.) Child soldiers – it’s not happening here, but it’s happening.

17.) Censorship tells the wrong story.

18.) Don’t drive distracted.

19.) Every 60 seconds a species dies out.

20.) Where’s the pedophile?

21.) Sexual predators can hide in your child’s smartphone.

22.) Smoking causes premature aging.

23.) Say “no” to anorexia.

24.) Neglected children feel invisible.

25.) Plastic bags kill.

26.) What goes around, comes around.

27.) Give trucks room.

28.) Instead of tuna, see pandas.

29.) Don’t drive sleepy.

30.) Feeding the hungry can be easy.

31.) You’re causing cancer by yourself.

32.) Deforestation changes the air we breathe.

33.) Every day is a struggle for the homeless.

34.) Don’t lose control of your drinking.

35.) Each child is holding something illegal. Guess which one.

36.) The breast cancer awareness bra.

37.) What goes around, comes around. Stop the violence.

38.) Women should…

39.) Don’t buy exotic animal souvenirs.

40.) Same animal. Different owner.

41.) Buckle up. Stay alive.

(H/T Bored Panda) Don’t brush off these social issues and think that someone else will take care of it. The power is in your own hands. You can change the world (even if that means saving your own life). Please share these shocking advertisements. It’ll help make a difference.

He Got Shot In The Head To Make A Point. And A Very Good One At That.

Have you ever looked, really looked, at advertisements you pass on your daily commute? Many probably focus on the inherent needs, wants and desires of consumers, but there is a shocking trend you might not have noticed. New York-based artist Jon Burgerman, did though. By just posing next to some ads in the subway (and then editing the photos), he  made people realize how violence is romanticized in our culture… and it’s everywhere.

You might not realize it…

Jon Burgerman

But this violence is everywhere.

Jon Burgerman

Weapons of every kind are used in advertising.

Jon Burgerman

Maybe we shouldn’t be so romantic about this kind of violence.

Jon Burgerman

“It’s my belief that through these playful, creative acts, Art can act as an agent to change the world, by being the catalysis to allow people to change their worlds in really simple ways.”

Jon Burgerman

“The goal with head shots was just to make people look again at and re-evaluate the type of imagery we have no choice of avoiding in our public spaces.”

Jon Burgerman

(H/T Bored Panda) He calls the series Head Shots. Although the point of these digitally altered photos is to convince people that perhaps public advertisements aren’t the proper place for violence, British newspapers rejected these photos for being too violent. Have you noticed how often violence is pushed in your face during your daily routine? After seeing these photos, you just might. Show others the truth of advertisements that surround us in our daily life by sharing this article.

This Powerful Ad Will Make You Think Seriously About Becoming An Organ Donor.

The animated short film Long Live New York aims to ignite a movement in New York. It hopes to inspire New Yorkers to step up and help their fellow man by signing up as organ donors.

The 90 second animated short film created by Oscar-winning director Laurent Witz (Mr. Hublot, 2014). It is the centerpiece of a campaign designed to increase organ donor registration in the greater NY metropolitan area. The short depicts a melancholy, post-apocalyptic New York City crumbling to pieces. New Yorkers begin carrying pieces of the broken city (street signs, manhole covers, Grand Central clock) to form a beating heart, thus restoring life into the city.

(Source: SaveLivesNY)

New York as a state ranks 3rd in the country in people waiting for organ donations. It also ranks 49th in registered organ donors. Hopefully this ad will push people to register themselves as donors. For more information on becoming an organ donor in New York, visit the official website of the New York Organ Donor Network.

These Powerful Ads Will Change The Way You Think About The World.

I could go on and on about the importance of knowing your impact on others, the environment and our culture. Just ask my family about the earful they get every Thanksgiving. But these amazing ads say more than I ever could. 

From donating blood to sharing the road, these powerful and clever ads will get to you. Big time.

1.) We can all be superheroes.

2.) Share the road.

3.) Not the best place to park.

4.) Backseat doesn’t mean automatically safe.

5.) That light isn’t coming from your anatomy.

6.) Mm, sushi…

7.) Autocorrect the way you message.

8.) Using a little can save a lot.

9.) This danger in this photo isn’t real, but you are.

10.) Little things can be a big problem.

11.) What you’re really doing when you use your phone.

12.) Ready, aim…

13.) A belt is easier than a back.

14.) This isn’t the family resemblance you want to see.

15.) You aren’t in this big a hurry.

16.) A second helping hand.

17.) Now you see it…

18.) Words can be stronger than bombs.

19.) The gift of life.

20.) What’s really under the sea.

21.) Patience really is a virtue.

22.) Would you like heart disease with that?

23.) Vroom or boom?

24.) Dogs are a commitment, not a toy.

25.) That table will only get longer.

26.) Can you do your daily routine in one of these?

(via Distractify.)

There’s a lot more to think about than you probably knew, but it only takes a little bit from each of us to make a big impact.

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I Thought I Saw Offensive Ads From The Past Before… But These Ones – OMG. So Wrong.

In every country, society’s views on social issues change over the years. In the United States, a woman’s role in the community has evolved over the past century. At one point, women were treated as objects. They weren’t given proper rights, they were the butt of jokes and they were outright disrespected. It’s hard to believe, but the ads you see below were actually used in publications. Most people didn’t have an issue with them.

1.) Oh no they didn’t.

2.) I know this is wordplay, but beating your wife is fun?

3.) There you go, ladies. Decide on the furniture.

4.) SIGH.

5.) Priorities? Not so much.

6.) Oh man.

7.) Because women totally do that.

8.) Women: getting promoted for getting good coffee.

9.) I can’t even…

10.) This was almost funny, for a second.

11.) So this was okay to print?

12.) Uh-huh.

13.) For a second, I thought this was going to be inspirational.

14.) I don’t get the connection.

15.) We get it, women are objects to you.

Source: Mitch O’Connell via BuzzFeed Chauvinism is less rampant in many countries now, thankfully. It’s just hard to believe such blatant sexism was okay to advertise… although now, there are totally different issues that women and young girls have to deal with. Share these ads with others. They are just unbelievable.

These 17 Ads From The Past Will Probably Disgust You. Unless You Really Hate Women.

There was a time in the history of the United States where groups of people weren’t treated as equals. We have witnessed various atrocities committed in the US, most of which will never be equaled. However, some people might not realize the slow, insulting battle that women have been fighting over the decades against their male counterparts. There was a time when sexism was so rampant, ads like the ones seen below were considered completely normal…

1.) Bless your heart, honey, because this is completely condescending.

2.) Your morning breath scares off men and will ensure you will die alone, woman.

3.) No, this isn’t overtly sexual at all.

4.) If you want a man, you need to cook. Plain and simple.

5.) Because it’s literally only about the man.

6.) All women have girlhood dreams of cooking for their man. All of them.

7.) Let’s hope he didn’t hit her with the bottles.

8.) Morning sickness is apparently no excuse for a woman to be out of the kitchen.

9.) Women can be hosed down when dirty, just like animals.

10.) Don’t worry about your job, worry about your manicure, ladies.

11.) Because the road to anorexia starts at home.

12.) If you have any money saved, spend it on products that make you look better for your man

13.) That ad copy should just read “women are objects used for sex who are obsessed with telephones.”

14.) I’ve never wanted to punch a cartoon in the face so badly before.

15.) Van Heusen – for the sociopath in all of us.

16.) “Men are better than women.” It literally says that.

17.) Because domestic abuse is okay… as long as she bought the wrong kind of coffee.

So, here’s what those ads are telling us: women are objects, they’re only good for cooking and it’s completely acceptable to beat them for doing a bad job. Just a few decades ago, the US was kind of a scary place. For a woman anyway. (H/T BuzzFeed) Share these crazy ads with others by clicking below.

Nationwide Insurance Issued A Statement About Its Shocking Super Bowl Ad

UPDATE: The insurance company responded to criticism about the commercial.


Nationwide has issued a statement about its Super Bowl ad and the reactions it caused.

Preventable injuries around the home are the leading cause of childhood deaths in America. Most people don’t know that. Nationwide ran an ad during the Super Bowl that started a fierce conversation. The sole purpose of this message was to start a conversation, not sell insurance. We want to build awareness of an issue that is near and dear to all of us-the safety and well being of our children. We knew the ad would spur a variety of reactions. In fact, thousands of people visited MakeSafeHappen.com, a new website to help educate parents and caregivers with information and resources in an effort to make their homes safer and avoid a potential injury or death. Nationwide has been working with experts for more than 60 years to make homes safer. While some did not care for the ad, we hope it served to begin a dialogue to make safe happen for children everywhere.

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2. This is Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” Super Bowl ad and at first, it looks really cute.


4. And it turns out people really weren’t into it!

Ok Nationwide you’re banned from commercials forever. #SuperBowlXLIX

— Travon (@Travon Free)

7. Seriously, Nationwide, you can’t just pull that stuff on us.

“Ummmmm, maybe we should open with the Mindy Kaling one,” said Nationwide.

— bobbyfinger (@bobby finger)

Uh, bring back Mindy and Damon, Nationwide. Dirty pool.

— jowrotethis (@Joanna Robinson)

Why’d you kill a small child? @Nationwide @AskNationwide

— jondaly (@Jon Daly)

10. C’mon now.


— HayesBrown (@Hayes Brown)

God damn @Nationwide …… Turning my tv off now. #FunKiller

— JahovasWitniss (@Jahova)

(nationwide jingle) Once you’re born you start to die

— celebrityhottub (@Ryan Nanni)

13. 🙁

nationwide is not on your side

— SubtweetCat (@meow meow meow)

My 5 year old just asked, “Daddy, why did that little boy die?” Thanks Nationwide…seriously, GFY

— AlZeidenfeld (@Al Smizzle)

Nationwide just ruined the Super Bowl.

— JohnFDaley (@John Francis Daley)

16. Even celebrities weren’t ready for that twist.

“Wish my death could made some sweet bank for my parents.” — Nationwide. #SuperBowl

— pattonoswalt (@Patton Oswalt)

“Great news! My son just got cast in a Superbowl commercial! Yeah, he plays a dead kid!”

— scharpling (@scharpling)

That PREVENTABLE accidents ad from Nationwide was awful. Way to ruin my day insurance jackasses. How do we prevent them shitheads??!!

— JuddApatow (@Judd Apatow)