21 Politically Incorrect Ads You Won’t Believe Were Ever Published

“The harder a wife works, the cuter she looks!” Can you imagine opening up an issue of People magazine or Vogue and seeing those words, once upon a time displayed in an ad for Kellogg’s PEP vitamins? Thankfully, times have changed, and those words are shocking for us to read, and nowadays there are campaigns such as Always’ #LikeAGirl campaign and Dove’s Campaign For Real Beauty that empower women rather than degrade them with politically incorrect ads.

However, that wasn’t always the case, and not too long ago, many ad campaigns were incredibly chauvinistic and promoted unhealthy behaviors including smoking and even cocaine use! Check out the politically incorrect ads below and just try not to cringe.

21.) Make Your Woman Serve You

Politically incorrect ads

We can’t even tell what this ad is promoting! The tie?

Rule #1 of politically incorrect ads: Don’t do them.

Rule #2: If you’re insistent upon running politically incorrect ads, at least make it clear what they’re promoting!

20.) Women Shouldn’t Have Curves

Politically incorrect ads

“Girls with too much bottom and too little top: Warner’s can reshape you.”

Wow, talk about body shaming! It’s not just another example of politically incorrect ads, it’s hurtful (and wrong).