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50 Naughty Ads That Cross The Line

— December 17, 2008 — Naughty
As the year 2008 is coming to an end, I figured it’d be interesting to compile a cluster of a recurring theme in advertising that has been on the rise: sexvertising, nudevertising, and pushing the envelope to new limits when it comes to exploiting sex and skin in ads.

It’s not only the fashion and alcoholic beverage ad campaigns that are getting more racy, even though they remain the majority. What is interesting is that we are seeing unlikely players such as major soft drink brands (Coca Cola), used BMW cars agencies, credit cards and even environmental recycling and organ donation PSAs get in on the flesh action.

Predictably, Tom Ford and American Apparel top our list with the highest number of sleazy and controversial ads, as they are the obvious suspects. But taking a look at the trends below (or seeing all the pictures at once) might surprise you with some of the brands that made it here.

Reportedly, Tom Ford will be toning down his upcoming ad campaigns and ditching the excessive sexual themes. But I am sure that someone will take over his spot, as one thing is certain, ‘Sex Sells.’ Let’s wait and see what 2009 will bring.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Indecent Exposures by Gaming Additcs
Indecent Exposures by Gaming Additcs
Sony PSP Skirt Ad
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43
Nudevertising Credit Cards
Nudevertising Credit Cards
Visa TV Spot
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42
Censorship as Direction
Censorship as Direction
Beate Uhse Ads
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41
Sexvertising Sports Equipment
Sexvertising Sports Equipment
Aerobics First, Improve Your Sex Life Campaign
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40
Controversial Ad Bans
Controversial Ad Bans
Italian Tom Ford Sunglasses Ad
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39
Sexually Confused Ads
Sexually Confused Ads
Axe Gets “So Cute” With Disney-Style Commercial
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38
Suggestive Sizevertising
Suggestive Sizevertising
Burger King ‘Big Boner' Commercial
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37
Break Up Shagging
Break Up Shagging
Edgy Coke Zero Ad
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36
Senior Nudevertising
Senior Nudevertising
Happy Naked Couple Club Cola Ads
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35
Sexvertising Organ Donation
Sexvertising Organ Donation
Is ‘Reborn To Be Alive' Cheeky or Indecent?
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34
Suggestive Celebratory PSAs
Suggestive Celebratory PSAs
Stockholm Celebrates Condoms
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33
Sexist Ads To Appeal to Men
Sexist Ads To Appeal to Men
Axe Cottage Ads
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32
Reenacting Unsolicited Ads
Reenacting Unsolicited Ads
Russian Company 'Plays Along' and Pokes Fun of Unsolicited Ads
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31
Naughty Scenario Stereotypes as Ads
Naughty Scenario Stereotypes as Ads
Leroy Merlin DIY Campaign
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30
Fake Naughty
Fake Naughty
Beate Uhse TV Ads for Parental Controls and Supervision
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29
Ads With Naughty Symbolism
Ads With Naughty Symbolism
Skyy Vodka's "Twig and Berries"
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28
Virgin Imagery to Sell Used Cars
Virgin Imagery to Sell Used Cars
BMW: You're Not The First
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27
Scandalous Beer Commercials
Scandalous Beer Commercials
Is Guinness 'Good Times' Sexist, Indecent, or Both?
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26
Sexy Ads Upset the Pope
Sexy Ads Upset the Pope
Racy Equinox Fitness Ad
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25
Provocative Billboards
Provocative Billboards
Belvedere Ads Too Racy?
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24
Controversial Billboards
Controversial Billboards
Disney Ad Shows Little Girl in Lingerie
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23
Sexist Ads
Sexist Ads
Pretty Women as Shoe Brushes
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22
Scandalously Provocative Soda Campaigns
Scandalously Provocative Soda Campaigns
Coca Cola Burn Ads
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21
Public Fixtures Made Phallic
Public Fixtures Made Phallic
Tom of Finland's Suggestive Perfume Campaign
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20
Racy Women‘s Shoes Campaigns
Racy Women‘s Shoes Campaigns
Luciano Carvari SS08 Flora Amore Ads
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19
Sleaze Marketing?
Sleaze Marketing?
American Apparel Accused of Being Sleazy
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18
Sexy Mobile Phone Ads
Sexy Mobile Phone Ads
LG Bikini Campaign
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17
Youth Sexvertising To Sell Jeans
Youth Sexvertising To Sell Jeans
'First Time' Commercial by Levi's
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16
Fake BJ Ads
Fake BJ Ads
Do American Apparel Ads Cross The Line?
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15
Marketing Candy to Adults
Marketing Candy to Adults
‘Chupa Chups' Lollipop Ads Get Risque
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14
Sexvertising
Sexvertising
'Most Sought After Box on The Planet'?
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13
Nudevertising for Wine
Nudevertising for Wine
Avondale Wine Goes 'Au Naturel'
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12
Wearing Only Marker Measurments
Wearing Only Marker Measurments
Secrets From Your Sister Bra Fittings Ads
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11
Racy & Violent Flashback Footwear Ads
Racy & Violent Flashback Footwear Ads
Luciano Carvari Ukraine Launch Campaign
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10
Sleazy Promotional Items
Sleazy Promotional Items
American Apparel's Boob-Flash Matches
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9
Nudevertising Accessories
Nudevertising Accessories
John Galliano Puts the Natural Focus on Jewelry
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8
Dolce & Gabbana Gets Overly Sexual in New Controversial Ads
Dolce & Gabbana Gets Overly Sexual in New Controversial Ads
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7
Tom Ford's Racy New Ad
Tom Ford's Racy New Ad
Controversial Cologne Campaign
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6
Banned Celebrity Ads
Banned Celebrity Ads
Eva Mendes for CK Secret Obsession
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5
Racy Product Placement
Racy Product Placement
Do Tom Ford's Vaginads Cross the Line?
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4
Biomimicmarketing in Shockvertisement
Biomimicmarketing in Shockvertisement
French AIDS Campaign
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3
Super Hot Girls Act Like Guys (III)
Super Hot Girls Act Like Guys (III)
JBS Mens Underwear Ads
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2
Scandalously Violent Footwear Ads
Scandalously Violent Footwear Ads
More of the Steamy Brian Atwood S/S ‘09 Campaign
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1
When Ads Cross The Line
When Ads Cross The Line
Is Tom Ford's New Campaign Too Naughty
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