Amusing Old Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today

Advertising is one of the most powerful forces today that has shaped our behavior and attitude. In other words, it has completely hijacked our lives. However, a few decades ago, those ads could only be seen on billboards, magazines, posters, and EDDM postcards.

Some of them were highly offensive and laced with misogyny. Seeing those you won’t believe even the inexperienced businesses can print bad ads.

We have collected some amusing old vintage ads that would be banned today. Warning: Some of you may find the following advertisements offensive, so read at your own risk.

Old Advertisements That Would be Banned Today

You Mean A Woman Can Open It!?

Amusing Old Magazine Newspaper Ads That Will Be Problematic Today

This is 1953’s ad for Alcoa Aluminum twist-off bottle cap. You mean women can do something that requires strength with their fragile bodies and delicate hands. She doesn’t need her husband for it. This ad is viewed as a sign of sexism in the US and specifically of social stereotype emblematic.

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At Least The Beer Didn’t Burn

Amusing Old Magazine Newspaper Ads That Will Be Problematic Today

With regard to a wife’s kitchen duty, this is 1952’s ad reminds us of some improvement. Don’t need to cry honey, at least the beer didn’t burn. The ad is for those women who haven’t mastered the art of making the perfect meal.

That’s What Wives Are For!

Amusing Old Magazine Newspaper Ads That Will Be Problematic Today

It’s a Kenwood ad that was published in the year 1950s. When she can’t make dinner for you, let’s give her a Kenwood Chef food mixer. She will have some fun preparing dishes for you. Oh don’t get me wrong, sometimes wives get lazy too.

If Your Husband Ever Finds Out…

Amusing Old Magazine Newspaper Ads That Will Be Problematic Today

Another sexist vintage ad. It was an overt sexist ad dated back to a less enlightened era. The men used to treat a woman as an object. The wife wasn’t doing her job correctly so her husband spanks her like a 3-year-old. This ad was published in an attempt to boost fresher coffee sales.

The Harder A Wife Works, The Cuter She Looks!

Amusing Old Magazine Newspaper Ads That Will Be Problematic Today

You can see a line at the bottom of the advertisement that says, “vitamins for pep! PEP for vitamins” It’s basically an ad for vitamins but it looks sexist and foolish. Earlier, it was expected that women should do all the housework, take care of the children, cook and obey their husband’s words. This vintage ad is proof of that poor mentality.

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More Doctors Smoke Camels

Amusing Old Magazine Newspaper Ads That Will Be Problematic Today

It’s a 1940s Vintage smoking press poster ad. In 1946m a major new advertising campaign was launched by RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. It was published with the aim to establish dominance in a competitive health marketplace. The campaign has a tag line, “More doctors smoke camels than any other cigarette” Hope you will not fall for such ads.

DuPont Vintage Advertisements

Amusing Old Magazine Newspaper Ads That Will Be Problematic Today

This aggressive marketing campaign from DuPont portrays how essential cellophane is to lead a healthier lifestyle. However, it was presented in such a manner that it sounds a little bit misleading. It’s obvious good things come in small packages but no mother would dream about getting their babies delivered in cellophane.

These are some vintage ads that would be banned today if they were to attract their customers.

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