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Benetton Not Feeling the Love for Its 'Unhate' Kissing Campaign Pope ad is quickly pulled

An image of the Pope smooching an Egyptian Imam—who wouldn't like that? It's just one example of controversial kissin' couples (mainly world leaders in conflict, like Barack Obama and Hu…

November 17, 2011, 8:02 AM EST

Gap Kids Wants Candy, but What It Needs Is Warmer Clothes Peppy spot, but what's up with this winter outfit?

Unless your mind's in the gutter, adorable wide-eyed little girls singing "I Want Candy" is completely innocent. And a pair of tiny black sequined booty shorts is a kicky wardrobe…

November 16, 2011, 10:28 AM EST

X-Ray Specs App Lets You Undress Models in Clothing Catalog Make Moosejaw's bulky outerwear disappear

Outdoor-clothing retailer Moosejaw is one of the few brands currently using augmented reality to its full potential—i.e., for soft-core porn. Specifically, the dirty, dirty minds at the company have come…

November 14, 2011, 11:32 AM EST

L'eggs Attempts a Comeback: Too L'ittle Too L'ate? Try on the new spot, and some vintage pantyhose ads

Just because Kate Middleton can rock sheer pantyhose doesn't mean 20- and 30-something women all over the place will follow her lead. Or does it? L'eggs, the brand that pioneered…

November 9, 2011, 11:11 AM EST

Vooray's Ludicrous Lake-Jumping Video Is Neck-Breakingly Awesome Who's up for a ride?

We've seen giant waterslides on YouTube before, and have come to expect footage from them to be extensively doctored. But this clip, filmed last Saturday in Paradise, Utah, and released…

September 1, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

JCPenney Pulls T-Shirt Celebrating Girls 'Too Pretty to Do Homework' Retailer grovels on Facebook

And now for your social media shit storm of the day: JCPenney is madly backtracking and apologizing on Facebook for selling a T-shirt that reads, "I'm too pretty to do…

August 31, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

Dennis Hopper Lives! (And He's Selling Vans Shoes and Apparel) Late actor looms large on NYC and L.A. billboards

Dennis Hopper—undead, gigantic and loose on the streets of New York and Los Angeles? This is a bad trip, man! In fact, it's an ad campaign by skater brand Vans…

August 16, 2011, 8:40 AM EDT

Kate Moss-Inspired 'Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels' Ads Banned in U.K.

While Australia frets about aggressive M&M's, the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority is taking on a worthier target (for once): anorexia. The board has just banned Zazzle ads for children's T-shirts…

August 10, 2011, 8:42 AM EDT

Levi's Thinks It's a Good Time for Riot Imagery in Ads Questionable timing for new European spots

It's a little risky to embrace youthful rebellion in advertising right now, given that the real-world examples involve so much looting and burning. It's odd, then, that Levi's isn't at…

August 9, 2011, 12:42 PM EDT

Clothing Brand's Lolitas Seduce and Torment Aging Security Guard

Speaking of elder abuse (see: the recent DirecTV ad)‚ teen brand YMI has a raging good time siccing a couple of Lolita types on an ancient security guard in the…

July 19, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT