This has been kicking around for a day or two, but it's too weird not to mention: Upscale French fashion chain La Redoute committed the most bizarre of advertising fails by featuring a photo on its website and in its catalog of four happy children frolicking on a beach—with a creepy naked dude wading in the water behind them. The image, which you have to imagine was some sort of prank (though the perpetrator remains at large), was swiftly pulled from the website. As for the catalogs, well, they already went out, so that's water, with naked men bathing in it, under the bridge. Definitely the oddest catalog image since the Ikea dog with the human penis.
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