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Offensive vintage advertisements

In the time before our present-day politically correct era, advertisers appealed to the worst in our human nature, and no one seemed to care. Teeming with blatant racism, sexism, and an overall misogynistic tone, these are a just few of the most offensive vintage advertisements we could find. But honestly, are advertisements today any less offensive?

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Gillette safety razor advertisement
Gillette safety razor advertisement
Tipalet cigarette advertisement
Tipalet cigarette advertisement
Kelloggs' Pep advertisement
Kelloggs’ Pep advertisement
Van Heusen tie advertisement
Van Heusen tie advertisement
Fairy Soap advertisement
Fairy Soap advertisement
Sexist vintage shoe advertisement
Sexist vintage shoe advertisement

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Rebekah is a graphic design student living in South Carolina obsessed with all things design, technology, and J. Crew. When she’s not frantically working on projects for class, you can usually find her drinking large amounts of coffee with her laptop close beside.

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