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Going loco: a world of outrage at risqué advertisements

There is a line between offensive advertising and risqué advertising – and, really, folks, it’s not that fine. We all did a great job of getting up on our high horses about Terry Richardson‘s “suggestive” and “shocking” Sisley advertisement, featuring …

Thu, Sep 9, 2010, 16:05

   

There is a line between offensive advertising and risqué advertising - and, really, folks, it’s not that fine. We all did a great job of getting up on our high horses about Terry Richardson‘s “suggestive” and “shocking” Sisley advertisement, featuring a model, a supermarket, and a whole load of cucumbers.

But sometimes, folks, it’s a bit tough to see the line – and so I bring you a round-up of some recent and not-so-recent controversial advertisements. Have at it in the comments: let me know what you love, what you hate, and what you wouldn’t show your kids / other half / granny . . .