7 Ads & Products So Controversial That They Had to be Removed
1Nike's "Boston Massacre" T-Shirts, removed after marathon bombing
2JC Penney's kettle that looked like Hitler
The Michael Graves designed Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle showed up on a billboard near Culver City, Calif. A few days later, the kettle had gone viral and it was sold out on the store site.
Do you see the resemblance?
3Mountain Dew Commercial, the "most racist ever"
The minute-long spot depicts a police officer goading a severely wounded white woman into picking out her attacker from a lineup of four black men and a goat, voiced by Tyler himself. In the artist's signature absurdist style, the goat is clearly the perpetrator, repeatedly threatening the woman to “do her up” if she “snitches” on him for sexually assaulting her. “Ya better not snitch on a playa,” the goat warns as the Mountain Dew-drinking officer pushes the woman to “nail this little sucker” and pick out “the one with the doo-rag.”
Is it *that* racist? See it for yourself:
4Reebok Pulls Controversial "Cheating on your Girlfriend" Ad
5Oscar Pistorius's Nike ad "I am the bullet," removed after girlfriend's murder
Pistorius had long been the poster boy of disabled sport, and never more so than since he made headlines around the globe after competing at the Olympics. However, with Oscar making headlines after admitting to shooting his girlfriend four times at their home in South Africa, removing all associations to Nike's brand became an inevitable decision for the company.
6Abercrombie & Fitch's controversy still refuses to make clothes for Large Women
Later, the brand apologized and said that they commit themselves to supporting anti-bullying and diversity, but there are still no big clothes.
7Beyonce's Sexy Curves removed in Roberto Cavalli's Ad Campaign
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