23 Controversial Vintage Ads that Would Start a Riot Today and For Good Reason – Indulgd
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23 Controversial Vintage Ads that Would Start a Riot Today and For Good Reason

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Ads from the past are filled with messages that today would start a riot or get you thrown in jail. Imagine promoting the idea you should spank your wife if she bought the wrong coffee. Picture handing your child a razor to play with. The outcries would explode if you promoted using chlorine to whiten a black person. The amazing thing is all of these and even more dramatic messages were delivered to the public repeatedly in past years. The ads show us how dramatically life has changed over the years, and reminds us that equality and respect are not something that has existed forever.

These 23 Vintage ads are cleverly written, powerfully illustrated, and in their time carried common messages of the day. They will startle you, upset you, and may even give you a laugh. Just imagine what our children will look back and think in the future. We are not impressed.

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