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35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

Over the last 60 years or so, advertising has definitely evolved with society. More women are working outside of the home, children are being protected from the outside world, and men are sharing the housekeeping chores with their significant others. Because of these changes, it’s always interesting to look back on what ads were popular back in the day. Some of these are bizarre, some are crazy, and some are just down right offensive!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

1. Babies love 7Up!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

2. Peter Pan causing colds? Alright!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

3. It’s funny that these same types of ads still exist, but the products have been updated.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

4. Doctors promoting Camel cigarettes? This seems crazy now!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

5. I’m guessing they are selling seeds, but this is an odd ad.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

6. Plastic bags are not toys, silly Pelican!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

7. Cocaine toothache drops?

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

8. I can’t believe this was a real ad!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

9. A family that shoots together, stays together?

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

10. This is harmless, yet it’s a grenade? I’m confused but for only $1.25, why not?

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

11. I’m so glad this trend didn’t stick.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

12. Who needs exercise when you have this chair!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

13. Kenwood Chef

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

14. I don’t know if I would ever consider Ketchup mouth-watering.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

15. Offensive AND racist!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

16. This should probably make a comeback!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

17. I didn’t know that natives wore leopard print Betty Page togas while being carried around on a wicker chair.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

18. I guess there is a replacement for Mom.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

19. I wonder what this contained. I don’t know if I’d trust it by the look of the bottle.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

20. Women can’t bowl without a little luck apparently!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

21. I am so glad that some of these ads are no longer around!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

22. Postage & Murder? Kind of an odd advertisement.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

23. I’m not 100% sure how this translates, but it is slightly disturbing.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

24. Nothing like a child in bed with her doll and gun.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

25. PHEW! Glad there was a product for werewolves!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

26. It’s all about priorities.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

27. UMMM…. not sure what to say about this one.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

28. I’m thinking babies shouldn’t be shaving ever.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

29. Nothing makes a guy smile like…. Sunny Brook?

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

30. It’s funny seeing television being marketed as a positive thing.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

31. I haven’t seen a cigarette ad in a magazine for ages!

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

32. I’m guessing there wasn’t an obesity epidemic when this ad came out.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

33. All I could do is shake my head.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

34. I have no idea what they are advertising here.

35 Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today

35. I am so confused by this ad with a beaver.

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What ads do you remember from when you were younger that would be offensive or bizarre nowadays. Some ads were pretty great back then, but these 35 definitely reminded me how far our society has come.