From what I understand, if it's not already incredibly obvious, these commercials were controversial because they seemed to be made to appear to be interviews by a child pornographer.
Yeah, they have a similar feel to today's American Apparel ads as well.
This is some sick stuff.
I am completley and thoroughly horrified.
[...] brings up questions regarding censorship, historical change, child pornography (see also the controversial Calvin Klein ad campaign) and, more generally, the sexualization of young girls. See contemporary and historical examples [...]
this is just awful...
I can't imagine an advertising team conceptualizing this.
The first one is especially unsettling.
No Worse Than all the other crap thrown at us hour by hour.
Oh ya... WWF is WAY more sane... NOT!
Must have been Frog Hammer!!
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