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# Badvertising

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Eamon Gilmore admits he didn't pay attention to the cuts in THAT ad
In his new book, the former tánaiste says he paid a high price for the infamous ‘Every Little Hurts’ ad.
'Sexist' poster for cycling race hits bum note
Ah lads.
Doughnut restaurant apologises for "KKK Wednesday" ad campaign
Krispy Kreme apologised for the campaign.
Here's the Nokia advert that's making people angry on Twitter
UPDATE: Paddy Power did not cut down a single Amazonian tree
But it wasn’t Photoshopped either…
Canadian recruitment firm apologise for 'Drunken Paddy' newspaper ad
Kiss Me, I’m Irish. *Rolls eyes*
Veet made lots of people angry with this awful ad about hairy legs
The tagline is “Don’t Risk Dudeness”.
How to keep your man: 10 sexist vintage ads for All-Bran, Hoovers and more
The golden age of advertising was obsessed by keeping couples together, it seems.
Poll: Should Paddy Power suspend its Oscar Pistorius bet?
The bookmaker is offering bets on the outcome of the murder trial. Is this a step too far?
Paddy Power withdraws Pistorius ad after it becomes most complained about ever
The bookmakers have been ordered to take down the controversial ad offering odds on the outcome of the Pistorius murder trial.
This Samsung advert is the most hilariously awful thing you'll see today
Just… baffling.
Adverts in breach: Healing bracelets, shoes that tone and cowboys in vans
Twenty-one complaints were upheld by the ASAI, Ireland’s advertising watchdog, in it’s latest complaints bulletin.
The creepiest fake tan ad you'll see today
Rub it on, rub it on yeah.
Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes
The watchdog has found against a number of companies, according to its latest Complaints Bulletin.
Update: Hyundai apologises for 'pipe job' ad after major criticism
The video shows a man apparently trying to die by suicide in his car.
Business magazine compares Angela Merkel to Hitler in ad
Mercado magazine invites viewers to visualise Merkel as the Greeks, Spanish and Germans might see her.
Ford India apologises for ad image of women gagged in car
The ads were uploaded to the Internet without the carmaker’s approval.
This is what we would buy if we were really rich
It’s only an exact replica of one’s private jet, you know.
Timeline: Race and advertising in America
Business Insider tells the story of Race in America, through its print and television advertisements.
1982: Women’s bodies used to sell ‘everything from cars to chocolate bars’
A campaign dedicated to eliminating the degrading treatment of women in advertising wrote to the Taoiseach in 1982 to highlight the ‘continual humiliation’ of women in the media.
Sexist, unhealthy or just plain bad: 15 ads from 1960s and '70s mens' mags
“Beware of the man with his own pool table.”
Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint
At least one complaint has been lodged with the Advertising Standards Association of Ireland over this morning’s newspaper ad.
British advertising watchdog rejects Club Orange 'bits' complaint
In case you were wondering: it’s okay to show the ‘Bits’ ads before a film rated 15, but not a film rated 12A.
Are these the most irritating Irish ads ever?
Bertie in the cupboard, awkward RTÉ Guide man, an overexcited chicken fancier: here are our nominees for some badvertising for distinctly Irish products.
Advertising standards body: No, you can't look at Club Orange's naughty bits
The Advertising Standards Authority upholds complaints against the outdoor versions of Club Orange’s ‘bits’ ads.
Is Ashton Kutcher's new "dating" ad racist?
Or does it just highlight that the actor is actually pretty good at accents?
Nike apologises for 'insensitive' Black and Tan sneakers... sort of
The sportswear manufacturer admits the ‘Black and Tan’ name was “insensitive”, but says it was “unofficially added by some”.
The Daily Fix: Friday
In the Fix tonight: Eircom Studyhub hacked; unvouched expenses; and Chris O’Dowd v Miss Piggy…
Ads for 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' prompt complaints
The slogan “Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier” – used in Channel 4′s billboard campaign for the new series of the show – has been criticised as offensive and racist.
Ryanair rapped over ‘sexist’ newspaper ads for cabin crew calendar
The Advertising Standards Agency upholds complaints over newspaper ads selling the airline’s underwear-themed calendar.
The 10 most offensive US advertisements of 2011
‘Re-civilise’ a black person! Help fix your girlfriend’s PMS! Smash a toy baby against a wall! …or not.