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Katy Perry and Jeremy Scott Try Really Hard in New Moschino Campaign


It is no secret that I think much of Jeremy Scott’s work, particularly in the 2010s, is derivative (to be generous about it). Since becoming the creative director of Moschino in 2013, he was tasked with revitalizing the brand with the youth culture and cool cachet it had in the early 1990s. He got the youth part… » 6/15/15 6:00pm 6/15/15 6:00pm

Dove Encourages You to Hand Your Husband a Pee-Soaked Pregnancy Test, Aw

Any good advertiser these days is aware of the intimate tie between heartstrings and purse strings, which is why Dove is trying to get men to buy their deodorant or whatever with a new ad in which women hand their partners positive pregnancy tests. Everyone cries excitedly. Piano music soars. This is getting to be too… » 6/15/15 10:50am 6/15/15 10:50am

American Apparel Ads Will Soon Be Less Awful

Those exploitative and innuendo-filled ads American Apparel has become notorious for will soon be nothing more than a memory. Bloomberg reports the company has announced plans to “recast the brand in a positive, inclusive, socially conscious light.” That means less nudity, and more clothes. You know, the stuff they… » 6/10/15 10:20am 6/10/15 10:20am

Bike Company Tries to Promote Women’s Line With Sexist Ad

Are you in the market for a new bike? Well, Czech Republic bicycle manufacturer Superior Bikes claims to know just what ladies love when it comes to cycling, but it’s completely sexist! Their line of women’s downhill mountain bikes was, until yesterday, promoted in an offensive ad that undermines the female cycling… » 6/04/15 9:30am 6/04/15 9:30am

What Is Gap Doing? No, Seriously. We Have No Idea.

When I was a child, my dream in life (after becoming a ballerina and/or a pastry chef) was to be a Gap model. It was my favorite store in the world. I owned two zip-up polar fleeces of identical design in different colors. Back to School shopping was paradise. So it deeply saddens me to state now what has become… » 2/06/15 3:30pm 2/06/15 3:30pm

No More, The NFL's Domestic Violence Partner, Is A Sham

The brands have spoken, and they want you to know that domestic violence and sexual assault are bad. In fact, the brands not only think they're bad, but have a theory as to why they persist: the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault don't have a strong enough brand. So, to help get America talking about… » 2/05/15 2:55pm 2/05/15 2:55pm

Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist?

As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the… » 2/01/15 4:01pm 2/01/15 4:01pm

​Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Really Really Really Like Christmas

What War on Christmas? If you live in Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's home, it's the best holiday of the year (to buy Samsung). This commercial includes Kristen Bell rocking a onesie while very pregnant, a state that Shepard told Us Weekly was "like sleeping next to a giant wounded elk who's been hit by a semi and… » 11/25/14 10:30pm 11/25/14 10:30pm

Ranking the Hot, Mostly Middle-Aged White Dudes in Viagra Commercials

"In the age of knowing what you're made of, there's no room for erectile dysfunction," says Viagra, who claims that their most recent batch of commercials show men "engaging in daily activities without letting anything get in their way." Right: they don't let anything get in their way of BEING HOT. » 9/24/14 2:15pm 9/24/14 2:15pm