Ads From The 70’s That Would Totally Be Banned Today

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Ahhhh the 70’s. Hippies, free love, lots of pot smoking, and, the golden era of advertising. Just like the show Mad Men, those who worked in it can attest to the fact that you got to drink in the office all day, and sleep with your secretary. But most of all, you got to make kick-ass ads that totally pushed the envelope of creativity, breaking all the rules such as calling a client’s car a lemon, calling people stupid, and putting women in their place. My how we’ve come along way in political correctness as a society. And that’s not a good thing as these awesome ads from the 70’s prove why…
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The Losers

Back in the 70’s, if you wanted to be a flight attendant, you essentially had to be Mary Frickin’ Poppins. Like, you had to be perfect – otherwise you’d get called a loser – just like in this Eastern Airways ad.
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Kickin’ Jeans

In so many words this ad is basically saying: “buy these jeans and you’ll be able to really hoof someone in the balls.” And that’s why this ad kick-so much ass… errr… balls.
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Blow Her…

Can’t you just see all the feminists now, slamming their mayonnaise on mayonnaise sandwiches to the ground, kicking, screaming and mooing over this one?
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Drink Up!

Holy F! The FDA would have a field day with this one today.
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Where She Belongs

Hey! Where’s the pots, pans, and dish gloves?
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Park Here

And… now we know why feminism started. Thanks 1970’s creative directors for ruining it for us men today.
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Where To Keep Your Coke

Ah, so that’s why grandpa always carried a test tube on him. #MakesSenseNow
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Lemon

Ask any advertiser today if their car client would let them call their vehicle a lemon. They’ll laugh and tell you that in this day and age, it’s the clients that are the lemons instead.
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Beat Your Wife

Those poor first feminists must all be rolling in their plus-sized graves right now, thanks to this one.
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The Gold Standard

If you call that number at the bottom of the ad you get some old lady named Mira, that’s sick of people asking her if she sells cocaine answering the phone. Seriously, I tried it.
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Furniture Pickers

Oh the 70’s. Where men fought wars, and women picked out sofa cushions.
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