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These Blatantly Racist and Fat-Shaming Ads Aren't as Evil as They Seem A new spin on stereotypes and wage gaps

Do black people and fat people deserve to earn less money than skinny white people?  Well, no, but the arguments in favor of such a wage gap are somewhat entertaining in…

March 24, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT

Coke Wants You to Live Like Grandpa, You Self-Destructive Slob Clever spot preaches moderation and the occasional cola

Your grandpa was a svelte boss. You, by comparison, are a junk-gobbling slob, according to a slick new split-screen ad for Coca-Cola from agency David in Buenos Aires. The spot,…

August 16, 2013, 8:12 AM EDT

This 'Toxic Fat' PSA Is Super Gross but Effective Australian ad shows internal impact of obesity

If you thought some of New York City's anti-obesity ads were a little graphic, then you'll probably lose an hour of sleep after watching this Australian spot cautioning against the…

June 27, 2012, 1:24 PM EDT

Life Is Sweet for Man Eating Sugar Packets in PSA NYC anti-obesity spot picked up nationally

We all know New York City is very concerned about our diet, but now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have picked up one of the city's anti-junk-food ads…

May 3, 2012, 11:08 AM EDT

Cut Back on Junk Food If You Like Having Legs, Says NYC New set of shock ads fight obesity

New York City's health department has used startling imagery for its anti-obesity ads in the past, including the guy who drank the tall glass of pure fat. Its latest effort…

January 11, 2012, 3:05 PM EST

PSA equates fast food with shooting heroin

This Australian anti-obesity spot from Precinct Studios, equating junk food with another type of addictive junk, must be the creepiest PSA of its kind ever made. Mama sits at…

September 30, 2010, 1:56 PM EDT

Gym ad's recycled fatties joke offends again

People in England (horizontally challenged and not) are voicing their displeasure with the ad above, for the Cadbury House health club, urging people to lose weight—or risk looking…

January 6, 2010, 11:35 AM EST

NYC unveils even more repulsive anti-fat ad

New York City's health department grossed people out this summer with anti-obesity ads on the subway showing globs of human fat being poured from a soda bottle. Now, they've managed…

December 14, 2009, 4:18 PM EST

Stop drinking that human fat, NYC ads urge

New York City's health department is set to wage war on sugary drinks (and the appetites of subway riders) with new MTA ads that show globs of human fat…

August 31, 2009, 3:39 PM EDT

Good lord, Barbie is really letting herself go

"Keep obesity away from your child" is the tagline of a new campaign by Texas-based Hispanic shop LatinWorks for an organization called Active Life Movement. Instead of fat kids,…

February 17, 2009, 7:25 AM EST