What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself

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today i was reading a magazine and i came upon this advert. after about ten minutes of stuttering surprise/terror i forced everyone in my vicinity to look at it too. it’s like a ‘spot how many thing are wrong with this picture’ competition. only with added moral indignation.

1) if (as in the ‘context’ of the ad) it’s his mother it’s wrong
2) if it’s not his mother , it’s still wrong
3) her pose
4) his face
5) SHE’S COMPLETELY DRY!!

do i need to go on? if this exact advert had been made with a naked adult man and an eight year old girl in the doorway would it ever have been printed? that said i’m stunned this was ever printed…

i would love to have been at the boardroom meeting where they a) decided that this was a good advertising strategy and b) decided that this was a good advertising strategy for TOOTHPASTE!!!

the mind is boggling as we speak….

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0 thoughts on “What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself

  1. the scary thing is that judging by that cute little ‘casual-chic’ combo he’s wearing that photo was shot a lot more recently than 1977.

    i only hope it’s a photoshop job….

  2. This may be the best advertisement ever. It’s virtually guaranteed that I will never forget about Beverly Hills Formula toothpaste.

    Which, by the way, is not available in Beverly Hills.

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