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An Islamophobic ad that suggest Muslims want to kill Jews is protected by the First Amendment, says a federal Manhattan judge, and therefore the MTA must run them. A description of the ad, per the New York Times: The ad shows a man with a scarf across his face next to the words, “Killing Jews […]

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The company that approves the ads you see on the MTA, CBS Outdoors, is okay with peddling 9/11 truther theories, hating Muslims, promoting impossible body standards and touting general sexiness, but it draws an arbitrary line at the suggestion of safe sex. The board has banned the ad, by Dumbo Moving + Storage, for being […]

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This year, web hosting company GoDaddy ditched its usual sexist Super Bowl fare starring buxom women with long locks and replaced it with …a guy sitting at a desk working. Though perhaps refreshing for some, the spot was so tonally odd that reps issued a tweet to clarify that it was not a stunt: Not […]

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Coca-Cola, a soft drink once laced with cocaine, now has to rely on million-dollar ads to convince you that it can make you feel good. During this year’s Super Bowl, Coca-Cola got #MakeItHappy trending on social media with an ad that took aim at cyberbullying and internet trolls. The not-so-subtle implication: The internet could be […]

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Ello — the hot, new, all-anyone-could-talk-about-for-one-day social network — built up buzz by saying it would never have ads or sell your info. But does it seem a little boring, a little useless, and a little bit lonely? Maybe you’re just suffering from ad withdrawal. Now two dudes have stepped in to make Ello just as busy and soul-draining as Facebook! Ello […]

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“Advertisers have been stealing graffiti tactics for years,” says long-time graffiti writer 2ESAE. SKI adds, “We’re not allowed to paint trains anymore. Who knew that years later… fucking Target could have a full car?” SKI is referring to the time when the MTA first let a brand wrap an ad entirely around a subway car in […]

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New York commuters are bombarded with advertisements. Capitalizing on this bland, visual onslaught, the freshly launched NO AD app is hijacking ads all over the subway system with alternative imagery, turning them into a sprawling, augmented reality exhibition space. This month, it’s loosely themed around street art and anti-advertising. In the near future, they’ll be collaborating with art and photography […]

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Artist, filmmaker, and Spring Breaker eternal Harmony Korine has recently released this ad for Addict by Dior. It features the fancy-teen-on-ecstasy chic of model Sasha Luss, who goes Alice Through The Looking Glass, followed by some foggy, abstract raving. Then she hops around in a room full of dangling, slightly phallic, rainbow-hued flora, tugging on the flowers and rubbing them on her […]

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Here’s a beautiful, slow-motion video by Djawid Hakimyar of baby chicks trying to fly for the first time… into a bucket. Like the “billions of newborn chicks” that are ” killed as a waste product in the egg industry.” Fucking PETA. Yeah, Happy Easter to you too. […]

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We’re happy that the Coca-Cola company embraced its drug heritage in their new ad campaign. Though they stopped putting cocaine in their soda pop, they’re definitely hinting at it in their tagline. Here’s a little more realistic take on what “you’re on coke” means. (Images: Marina Galperina/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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