These Controversial Vintage Ads Would Instantly Be Banned Today

By 11 months ago

If you think that advertisements these days have become a moral litmus test, these vintage advertisements will have you gasping in disbelief. Nothing like this would have ever made it to print today...

Beauty Over Brains

Even today, women's looks are still valued over their intellects. Misogyny like this can be traced all the way back, far before sexist ads like this one. Also, unrelated, but can you imagine soap costing ten cents? Times have changed in more ways than one...


So Romantic

Don't you love it when you're on a date with someone and they blow cigarette smoke directly into your eyes and mouth? Try this move on your next first date, but only if you're looking for a way to get rid of them.

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