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10 Advertisements with Forced Public Apologies

Advertisements may not be human, but the people who create them are and therefore are bound to make a mistake from time to time. Being creative in a way that appeals to the broadest audience can be a challenging task. Advertising agencies want to break barriers, but they need to find a way to do it without making tears. Any agency is capable of stirring up controversy: from small Utah ad agencies to big national companies.

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1. Abercrombie & Fitch was forced to pull a shirt that referenced how many boys Taylor Swift has dated after fans pro...

1. Abercrombie & Fitch was forced to pull a shirt that referenced how many boys Taylor Swift has dated after fans pro...
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2. J.C. Penney released an apology, begging shoppers to forgive them for trying to change the way they offer discount...

2. J.C. Penney released an apology, begging shoppers to forgive them for trying to change the way they offer discount...
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3. Reebok’s ad agency angered women everywhere and was forced to pull an advertisement that implied it was better to ...

3. Reebok’s ad agency angered women everywhere and was forced to pull an advertisement that implied it was better to ...
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4. Ralph Lauren issued a public apology for digitally retouching a model to make her head look bigger than her waist ...

4. Ralph Lauren issued a public apology for digitally retouching a model to make her head look bigger than her waist ...
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5. A Brazil ad agency released an advertisement for World Wildlife Federation that compared the aftermath of Septembe...

5. A Brazil ad agency released an advertisement for World Wildlife Federation that compared the aftermath of Septembe...
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6. The ad agency for Burger King angered many with their ad because of the connotations that can be inferred. Can you...

6. The ad agency for Burger King angered many with their ad because of the connotations that can be inferred. Can you...
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7. PETA created an ad comparing women to whales.

7. PETA created an ad comparing women to whales.
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8. An ad agency in Israel created a mocking ad campaign for Bacardi that was quickly pulled for its insensitivity to ...

8. An ad agency in Israel created a mocking ad campaign for Bacardi that was quickly pulled for its insensitivity to ...
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9. Pepsi referenced suicide in one of their ad campaigns.

9. Pepsi referenced suicide in one of their ad campaigns.
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10. Mentos created another ad at the expense of overweight women, which was then entered into a couple of major indus...

10. Mentos created another ad at the expense of overweight women, which was then entered into a couple of major indus...
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