Who among us does not miss the glory days?Ads from the past had few a few rules telling them what was inappropriate or uncomfortable for others to see.
Children sell, and that’s one of the golden rules of marketing. Disregarding decency or any common sense and you can assign any toddler the most unexpected role. Don’t be shy to imagine any youngling in a situation worse than what an over reacting mother can come up with.
A visit to the nearest primary school can’t even come close to what can give you the same dose of creepy kids as this article is showcasing. Either by accident or on purpose, the disturbing faces will make you laugh while seeing “Chucky.”
You should feel lucky that you are not living in a time when babies are encouraged to shave them selves or when racist joke appeared in plain sight in a product package.
1. Little Girls Staring At Food
Retro ads has a vagaries understanding of how to replicate our basic human emotions. You might say they it was not by accident.
These are what causes childhood traumas in the first place – seeing other people touch and/or eat your food. We can only estimate the primitive savagery that this little girls can barely contain.
As for the second girl, its hard not to show herself grabbing her glass of milk. The slow speed of a plate coming towards her is so painful that she can not hide her true feelings and have have already gave her mother the stair of death twice during that meal.
2. Ginger Marketing
We don’t know why, but it seams that making ads with ginger heads seams to strike gold each and every time.
wether you are selling “Canada Dry” or “Spaghetti” the red hair and freckles work their magic of potential buyers. You can say that such ads can get through to their hearts, but then we can state the ironical truth. Gingers have no Soul.
Marketing for ginger people showcase that one chapter at which vintage ads are unmatched – using innocent children promoting activities that are only made for adults.
3. Children And Pigs
Making Children as fat as pigs.
That was and is always the cornerstone of every successful parent. However, only a deeply troubled mind would take that punishment and give it to a real-life person.
For only a 50 cents you can solve the problem that parents faced ever since we go it out of the cave. Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic have fixed that solution.
The next photo includes a vast range of emotions that left us numb, were it shows a little piglet looking at an end product of his brothers and sisters ended up.
4. Licking Children
Remember how deeply disturbing we felt watching this little boy getting aroused by having this little girl licking his face for the first time?
We can never tell if it was intentional to have a kinky side to it or not. With no photoshop at that time to make the designers job any easier and giving them hard time to unleash its content it intended audience.
What matters not is the ad have promised. The most disturbing commercials are the ones that contain hidden messages that residing beyond the obvious.
We should be thankful that we don’t live in a God-forsaken times when children where children licking things were considered suitable material for the everyone to see. Yes, marketing doesn’t compromise, but the should a limit.
It is ads like these that have inspired generations of pedophiles. :/
5. Creepy Toddlers
As far as for the photo below, it made us so puzzled we decided to conduct a small test.
We removed all reference to the product advertised, challenging you to come up with the most logical explanation that everyone agrees on.
6. No Skins!
Add wieners and creepy looking kids in a single image, and what you will get us an awkward ad that can’t escape those sexual references that comes to mind.
All of us hate that, “Know it all Bill” he thinks he so cool and smart just because he fooled his mom into feeding him 2 wieners.
Take the same scene and put it in a more contemporary context. Bill and his skinless hot dogs would be the laughing stock of the entire school.
Reading these ads fine print is what makes them even more disturbing. As per, “The Skinless Wieners are always straight, never curved.” Now, can you read the previous sentence without putting your dirty mind to work?
AS for the photo below, it is showcasing a consumer’s prototype who is completely brain washed and able to get high on anything, even them wieners.
7. Storing Babies In Plastic
It is not recommended to leave your kid outside its wrapper. Both ads are suggesting that using Du Pont Cellophane is the best way to go. Now you can try imagining the number of law suites that are coming their way, for mother ending up harming their infants after failing to acknowledge one crucial thing.
Many commercials intentionally distort reality and should never be used as a reference for instructions. If you can pause for a minute and take a gander at hundreds of couples that browsed the sears catalog trying to find a way to order finely wrapped babies.
If you are wondering how the stork delivers all those babies fresher that the postal services, then the answer is in front of you. The best things in life comes wrapped in Cellophane. The only risk is receiving them dead.
8. The Face Of Pure Joy
Early this century, Photography was not a tad away, unavailable and new. Expressing enough emotions was a delicate ballet occasionally turns south.
With proper emotions generated that are clear and vivid will have the ability to boost sales. However, there should be a limit tot that. Not to mention that their facial expressions are unreal, but they shift towards the creepy type.
Take the first photo into consideration, the boy and his mother look stoned, as we might think towards adding something extra to this drink to make addictive.
We all did our best struggling and avoiding vegetables as children. So, who are we fooling?
That disturbed looking daughter have finished that bowl of serial like there was no tomorrow. As for her proud mother wearing excessive makeup, seeing her offspring lick the bowl till the last drop and ask for more is probably the high light is her domestic career.
9. Precious Toddlers
Many ads had pushed the boundaries of how a toddler’s lifestyle should be like.
For those cold-hearted bastards who have created and ads where it is perfectly normal for a toddler to shave their face on their own or look happy replacing milk with soda creating such monstrosities.
Every thing is cute and tolerable until a little baby cuts his neck while shaving with a Gillette. As for the “Begin Early” slogan, try imagining the fuss it caused among those mothers who lack common sense. The barbershop had suffered once toddlers discovered the convenience of shaving for them selves with a Gillette Safety Razors.
As for the Soda poster, it showcased why most toddlers act like devils in the first years of their life. Its simple, the more sugar you give your baby than it needs, and the baby will destroy your house.
10. It’s A Schwinn!
A happy childhood meant at on point was equivalent to riding a Schwinn.
Looking at this young lad’s face. He is Filled with joy and emotions as his dream vehicle has made its way into Santa’s list. It can get even better and the marketers know how to push that envelope even further.
Every product out there on the market gets outdated with a new model, its part of any growing business. The Schwinn Phantom (new model) promised new featured than the basic model. We can clearly see that is the disturbed face of the teenager on the billboard.
For you who don’t know, the Schwinn was the ultimate pussycat magnate of its time. Neighborhood cats where drawn to it without any resistance. Them chrome fenders has seen a lot of nasty stuff for sure.