Adolf Hitler, Shampoo Pitchman

Upping the ante for sexist grooming product ads everywhere, the latest Turkish TV commercial for Biomen-brand shampoo features Adolf Hitler admonishing men for using “women’s shampoo.”“If you’re not wearing women’s clothes, you shouldn’t be using women’s shampoo either,” says Turkish Hitler. “Here it is. A real man’s shampoo. Biomen. Real men use Biomen.”

You may be surprised to learn that some people are pretty unhappy about this.

“The use of images of the violently anti-Semitic dictator who was responsible for the mass murder of 6 million Jews and millions of others in the Holocaust to sell shampoo is a disgusting and deplorable marketing ploy,” said Anti-Defamation League director Abe Foxman. “There can never be any justifiable purpose for using the images of Hitler, Nazis or any other depiction of the Nazi killing machine to sell products or services.”

Unless, of course, you’re selling awful ad ideas.

Via The Daily What


~ by The 1955 Hudson on March 26, 2012.

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