Monday, December 13, 2010

Domestic Violence Ad Watch: Can't take a punch, ladies? Wear headgear.

(click ads, via) Ha? Add this to the ever-lengthening Inappropriate PSA Humor thread. The ads are via Islamic Oman, "issued in public interest" by Al Mar'a, an Omani women's magazine. The copy line doesn't help mitigate the tastelessness of the visuals: Don't "encourage" domestic violence? By what, talking to your husband? Or by wearing a hockey goalie mask? Do they play ice hockey in Oman? Nice Photoshop work (SARCASM). Ad agency: FP7.
Previously in "funny" domestic violence ads:
Women are raw meat wearing dresses.
New Mexico renamed "Jurkistan" in the name of DV.
Kurt Cobain dwarf doppelgänger freaks out battered woman.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time I think I have seen the worst, something else comes along to prove me wrong. I guess I should just be happy they are at least making an attempt, even if it fails miserably?

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand the shitty Photoshopping. Would it really have been so onerous to actually shoot some models who were actually wearing the freaking headgear?

10:01 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...


10:06 AM  
Blogger Ell said...

photoshopping is awful. don't "encourage" domestic violence? disgusting. HOWEVER. those are not hockey goalie masks. they are player helmets with a cage attached. they can be seen in junior leagues, and the occasional minor league or major league player will also use them, usually to protect a nose that was recently broken. goalie masks look like this.

1:25 PM  

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