Wednesday, 6 February 2013

15 Shockingly Racist Vintage Ads

Racism has a long history in advertising. What's more, racist ads still appear today, with companies such as Intel, PopChips, Sony and Burger King all having been accused of promoting their products in racially insensitive ways.

Although most of these unacceptable modern-day ads are retracted after inciting a hue and cry, the vintage ads featured here were quite unapologetic about the views they presented. And while they might hail from a different era, they're still rather too close for comfort.