- Indian actor Priyanka Chopra branded an Indian male fragrance commercial as “disgusting” for “promoting sexual violence.”
- The advertisement shows four men watching a scared woman in a store when one of the men asks, “We’re four, there’s one, who takes the shot?”
- Almost 24 hours later, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting took down the commercial and requested that Twitter and YouTube remove the advertisement.
- Many blasted the commercial for being insensitive, including film writer and director Farhan Khan, actor Richa Chadha and chairperson of the Delhi Commision for Women Swati Maliwal.
Indian actor Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter on Saturday to condemn an advertisement for purportedly promoting rape culture after it aired earlier in the day.
The commercial for the male fragrance brand Layer’r Shot shows four men staring at a nervous-looking woman in a store when one of the men asks, “We’re four, there’s one, who takes the shot?” When the woman turns around, it becomes clear that the men are referring to the body spray on the store shelf.
A political ad criticizing CNN included a short clip of correspondent Amara Walker in a vulnerable moment following the Atlanta spa shootings back in March.
About the ad: Club for Growth, a conservative political action committee, released an ad on Wednesday that criticized CNN for not being tough on President Joe Biden.
A 30-second commercial by Domino’s Pizza in the U.K. has sparked outrage for its explicit dismissal of Chinese food in a fictional context.
The ad, which was first posted on Dec. 23, has since been slammed as “racist” by critics on social media, with one activist recently taking it to the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
An ad for a private tutor matching service has sparked accusations of racism for its alleged demeaning portrayal of an Asian woman.
Tutoroo, a French-owned startup that connects people with private language tutors, released an ad called “Getting the Phone Number of a Chinese Girl” on Facebook last year.
Nike has released its Chinese New Year 2020 ad that plays on the red envelope culture of many Chinese people around the world during this festive time of the year.
The ad starts off at the scene of a family gathering when an auntie approaches a little girl and hands her a red envelope. However, the girl’s mother tells her not to accept it.
A Japanese toothpaste and mouthwash brand unveiled a new ad showing foreigners getting annoyed by locals with bad breath.
Check out the ad below:
A new multivitamin commercial featuring “Avengers” star Tom Hiddleston has gone viral on Chinese social media for all reasons imaginable.
The Centrum ad, which was released in China, was filmed from the perspective of a woman — presumably Hiddleston’s female partner.
Baby Chanco was just four months old in May last year when she first captivated netizens worldwide with her gorgeous, flowing hair.
At the time, it was reported that Chanco was born with a full head of hair on Dec. 23, 2017. Now a year old, the Japanese baby girl is a shampoo model, recently becoming the face of a new Pantene ad campaign in Japan.
In the New Year ad, Osaka and Nishikori are pitted against each other in what appears to be a tennis match, until it is revealed that they are actually playing a game of hanetsuki, a traditional Japanese game involving rectangular wooden bats called hagoita often played during New Year’s, according to SoraNews24.
A not-so well-known Japanese company recently posted an anime commercial in the hopes to attract much attention from the public.
Kyoei Forging Works, a company based in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, Japan that makes engine parts, agricultural equipment parts, and conveyor belts, made the anime commercial post on YouTube where it shows a transforming robot – commonly referred to as a mecha – fighting off villainous ships, according to SoraNews24.
An insurance company in Singapore released a thought-provoking ad that has touched many netizens hearts online.
With an eye-catching thumbnail stating “The World’s Parents in The World,” the video produced by NTUC Income in partnership with BBH Singapore may be accused of click-baiting but many have found that it is actually a hook worth sinking into.
A touching Thailand television ad has resurfaced after years of making people cry and confess their love to their significant others.
The 11-minute ad, titled “The Only One,” was first posted online in 2016 by The 1 Card in honor of its 10th anniversary. It tells the story of a simple couple and the journey of a woman handling the loss of her boyfriend.