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From Balenciaga to Fair & Lovely: 7 offensive, derogatory advertising campaigns

Balenciaga's latest controversial advertisement sexualising children, has been widely criticized by netizens. Take a look at other such brand campaigns which promotes sexism, misogyny and racism

Our Web Desk Published 30.11.22, 02:54 PM
Luxury fashion house Balenciaga received flak for its recent advertisement which features children holding teddy bears in bondage gears. The brand is on the receiving end of heavy criticism and rightfully so for depicting such horrible, unacceptable them in their advertisement. Celebrities and child rights activist have voiced their opinion against the horrible misconduct of the fashion brand.
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Luxury fashion house Balenciaga received flak for its recent advertisement which features children holding teddy bears in bondage gears. The brand is on the receiving end of heavy criticism and rightfully so for depicting such horrible, unacceptable them in their advertisement. Celebrities and child rights activist have voiced their opinion against the horrible misconduct of the fashion brand.

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Perfume brand Layer's Shot advertisement was sexist, extremely vulgar and problematic. The ad was called out for promoting rape culture. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting asked the company to pull down the advertisement.
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Perfume brand Layer's Shot advertisement was sexist, extremely vulgar and problematic. The ad was called out for promoting rape culture. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting asked the company to pull down the advertisement.

This 2017 Pepsi advertisement featuring Kendal Jenner received immense backlash from activists for making light of the Black Lives Matter protest. The brand used a white supermodel in a 'staged' protest and diffusing the tension of the situation with just a can of Pepsi. The ad had a delusional perception of protest.
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This 2017 Pepsi advertisement featuring Kendal Jenner received immense backlash from activists for making light of the Black Lives Matter protest. The brand used a white supermodel in a 'staged' protest and diffusing the tension of the situation with just a can of Pepsi. The ad had a delusional perception of protest.

Danish apparel company Jack & Jones and Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh both came under fire for promoting sexism in their advertisement billboard. This not only objectifies women but makes fun of workplace harassment.
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Danish apparel company Jack & Jones and Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh both came under fire for promoting sexism in their advertisement billboard. This not only objectifies women but makes fun of workplace harassment.

Ford India's print ad is another horrible advertisement that glorifies abuse and harassment towards women.
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Ford India's print ad is another horrible advertisement that glorifies abuse and harassment towards women.

Head & Shoulder's advertisement asking men to stop using women product because that would take away their masculinity, was misogynist to say the least.
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Head & Shoulder's advertisement asking men to stop using women product because that would take away their masculinity, was misogynist to say the least.

The list is incomplete with the classic Fair & Lovely advertisement, promoting colourism.
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The list is incomplete with the classic Fair & Lovely advertisement, promoting colourism.

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