Many ads that would never work today. They might have been funny at the time, but they just wouldn’t fly in today’s world. But back in the day, they were considered gold. Check out some of these head-scratchers and see for yourself. Prepare to have your mind blown by how outdated they seem now.
Some of them are downright cringe-worthy by today’s standards, but at the time, they must have seemed like a great idea. Whether it was an attempt at humor or an offensive stereotype, you won’t believe the ads people used to think would be successful. Keep reading to see some of the most shocking vintage ads ever.
Keep Them On Your Toes
This ad is a perfect example of how misogyny exists in advertising. The theory behind this campaign was to show women who are impressed by men’s choices and never take their eyes off their shoes. We all know that the idea of putting any gender down for an entertaining joke is not quite as funny once you think about it too hard.
The ad’s tagline, “Keep her where she belongs,” is supposed to make people think that women should always be at a man’s feet. But we have come a long way since these types of ads were common. We still have a long way to go, though.