80 Controversial Advertisements That Will Challenge Your Mind

controversial adsAn advertisement’s primary purpose is to instantly attract the attention of viewers. Some use humor to draw viewers’ attention, but there are other kinds of advertisements that go to extremes to present something different. As a follow up to our previous article 55 Most Interesting and Creative Advertisements Ever Created, today we look at the opposite extreme to using dark humor in advertisements. Presenting another side to design, some of the advertisements shared in this article today may be a little visually disturbing or conceptually controversial.

Here are 80 controversial advertisements that challenge the boundaries of what is socially and morally acceptable with the use of dark humor and shock tactics. All of these controversial advertisements are shocking. Find out yourself that which of these controversial ads is most extreme.

80 Extreme and Controversial Advertisements / Controversial Ads

Humans for Animals: Seal
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Gringo’s Tequila: El Matador Peligroso Controversial Ads
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Fur Free: Angry Fox
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Findus Fraich’Frites Controversial Ads
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Foundation Abbé Pierre: The Lifeguard
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Filigranes Bookstore: Las Vegas
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Procter & Gamble / Febreze: Fly
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Fashion Outlet Zurich: Cow
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Family Network Foundation: Dad
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Ramorama: Expose Yourself
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Emirates Arthritis Foundation: Painful
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Government of the State of Santa Catarina: Hamburger
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Mettiamocilatesta.it
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13th Street
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Concordia Children’s Services: Piglets
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E.N.P.A: Spray
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Colin glass cleaner: Spider
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NoButts.org Anti-Cigarette Butt Pollution Campaign: Catfis
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Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers: England
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Child Health Foundation: The Scream
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Casa Do Menor: Hands
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Casa & Perfume air freshener: Fish
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Caribu Bitter: Poison
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Caribu Bitter: Canari
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Canex: Spaniel
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Eagle Print Awards 2009: Cactus
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NSW Health
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Aware Helpline: Verbal Abuse
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Ashtraymouth: Roach Girl
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Vancouver Aquarium
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YouthSPK
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One Life Shower
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Domestic Violence: Piece of Meat
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The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
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Good Parent
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Domestic Violence: Living Room
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Descriminatie.nl
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Karabine
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Just liquid hand wash: Cockroaches
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Ariel: Pervert
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Amnesty International: Archery
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AMAM – Association of Women Against Genital Mutilation: Plastic Doll
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Alka-Seltzer: New Year
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Alac: Kitchen
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Ace: Tarantula
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A Bela Sintra: Foot
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WWF: Blood
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Amnesty International: Red Little Tender
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Vergessen ist ansteckend: Tub
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TMF: Army
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Queer Travel.de
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Superette: Elevator
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AIDS Awareness Campaign: Gay
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Stella Coffee Pot: Spider
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SPID Advertising
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Solid Paint: Cross
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Skins: Defy Genetics
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Shared Responsibility: Kidnapping
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Semorin: Mustard
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Save the Children: Child Labour
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Sanctuary, Save the tiger: Binocular
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RSPCA: Woman
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Pedestrian Council of Australia: Family
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Popeye Detergent Hipoalergenic: Hell raiser
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Pastorini Toy Store
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Oust: Everything Has Consequences
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Controversial Ads Nycomed: Agony
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Controversial Ads Cerveira Art Biennial: Botticelli
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Pet flea & tick spot on: Haircut
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MTV: Shot, Girl
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Multiple Sclerosis Australia: Use By Dates
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Masterlock: Hippes
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Lung Cancer Awareness: One
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Love Life Stop Aids: Space
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Glassing Sunglasses: Kiss My Glass
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Ariel Plus: Ketchup Controversial Ads
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RSF: Ink Controversial Ads
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IndyAct: Bobcat
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Workplace Safety Insurance Board: Sign
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Colombian Association of Arterial Hypertension: Home
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Share your opinion about these controversial advertisements / controversial ads

What do you think of these controversial advertisements / controversial advertisement? Are you for or against such controversial ads? If these are not the most shocking or controversial advertisements, controversial ads, controversial ad you’ve seen or you’ve seen others controversial advertisements or controversial advertisement that deserve a mention, feel free to share them with us.

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