Topic: Fail

KitchenAid Mistakenly Tweets Joke About Obama's Dead Grandmother

Apology doesn't stop backlash after debate

Oh, this is bad. During tonight's presidential debate, KitchenAid posted a nasty and poorly spelled comment on its Twitter feed about President Obama's grandmother, who died shortly before he took…

Nokia Apologizes for Deceptive Ad Touting Camera's Image Stabilization

Footage isn't from a Lumia 920 at all

When advertisers get caught blurring the line between fact and fiction, the Internet can quickly and mercilessly bring their transgressions into focus.      Case in point: Nokia has apologized for a…

'Where' Magazine Becomes 'Whore' Magazine Thanks to Art-Director Fail

O.C. cover is found wanton

The Orange County edition of global tourism magazine Where has stripped its website of any trace of this cover, where the common art-director trick of making the art bigger by…

Flo Suddenly a Problem for Progressive in Its Social-Media Crisis

Charming ad character now insipid

Progressive Insurance is surely longing for the days when the Internet's most pressing question about its spokeswoman Flo was whether she is hot or not.      Matt Fisher's devastating Tumblr post…

Mountain Dew Soda-Naming Contest Crashed by Pranksters

'Diabeetus' among top entries on unsavory leaderboard

I always assume the worst will happen when companies solicit ideas from the Internet. For the latest evidence of this, look no further than this Mountain Dew "Dub the Dew"…

Siri Misidentifies Poison Ivy as Poison Oak in Apple Print Ad

Botanist catches error

In yet another example of how far removed humanity has become from nature, a recent print ad for the Apple iPhone, and its notorious personal assistant Siri, misidentified poison ivy…

Burger King Scrambling After Feet-in-Lettuce Photo Hits Web

Three employees fired from Ohio location

It only takes a few bad apples, along with some dirty lettuce, to give a fast-food company some major headaches. Much as Domino's did in 2009, Burger King is now…

Newspaper's Poor Advice for Readers Blamed on Art-Director Fail

What does this headline say, exactly?

Today's cover of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Living section suggests that you shit yourself. This unintentional message is the result of a poor graphic effect applied to the headline "Suit Yourself,"…

Ad in Target Circular Either Photoshopped or Features an Alien

A dad who really wants to lend a hand

Photoshop fails can range from annoying to awesome. Here's one for the latter pile—a Target circular with a dad who appears to have one too many appendages. The best part…

Belvedere Vodka Apologizes for Rapey Ad on Facebook

Your social-media fail of the day

Belvedere vodka's recent tradition of whipping up cutesy little ads for its Facebook page hit a snag Friday, when it posted the image above—featuring a dude who clearly doesn't know…