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According to notforsalecampaign.org, 27 million people are enslaved right now, worldwide. And that number includes untold thousands right here in America. Yes, human trafficking is a heinous yet hidden crime that is being perpetrated literally right in your own back yard. And what better way to address so serious an issue than with goofy gag beards? The copy on these “re-abolish slavery” ads reads “There are more slaves today than at any other time in history. Join the new abolitionist movement.” I’m in! I want to be a re-abolitionist! But how come I can’t buy my own Abe beard at your online store? Has Barack O’Lincoln joined the movement? Seriously, while this cause is of course quite noble, so glibly usurping such a still highly-sensitive racial issue from America’s recent past is maybe not the smartest creative execution. Jump for a third curly-haired modern day Abe. Campaign by Martin|Williams in Minneapolis. |Images: AdsOfTheWorld |

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