7 Indian Ads On TV That Sent Across The Most Disturbing Messages!
Sending a message while promoting a product that too within 30-40 seconds got to be the ultimate test of creativity, and in most cases, ad makers nail it. But there are plenty of occasions where the attempt to sell a product has been clubbed with a really disturbing message.
Here are 7 Indian ads with disturbing moral content.
Myntra- Live for Likes
In our social media obsessed generation, this is perhaps the worst message to send to the younger generation. The ad just fuels the culture of determining self-worth on the basis of the number of likes you get on social media which is based on superficial things like gorgeous clothes.
Every Axe ad ever
When it comes to downright offensive ads, nobody can contest Axe Deo ads, or for that matter most deodorant ads. The idea that using a deodorant would make girls chase after them. Firstly it hints at the stereotype that girls fall for superficial things. Also, a minute of silence for guys who actually thought that using the deodorant will actually make girls rain for them.
Patanjali Soundarya Fairness Cream
This ad single-handedly re-defined bigotry. Not to question the supremacy of natural products over chemically laden concoctions, but the way it was portrayed was incredibly offensive. It sent a message that 'modern type' girls sure to make bad life choices. Don't even get me started on the portrayal of 'modern type' girls, go watch the ad and figure out.
Every Fairness Cream Ad ever
A dark skinned girl, no career, disapproving parents, a tube of fairness cream and Bam! Success comes kissing your feet. Although much has been written and talked about why these ads are racist and demeaning, although mellowed down, the concept has not fully vanished from the screen.
Star HD- Uncle Ka Tv Dabba
Apart from the criminally annoying jingle, the premise of the ad is extremely disturbing. It sends a message that your TV is a stupid 'dabba' if it does not have HD channels and is to be made fun of by other kids and people from the locality. Apart from being insensitive to the fact that India is a country where half the population can't even afford electricity it also legitimizes kids to compel their parents to buy expensive sets and subscription or run the risk of being mocked by neighbors.
Mahak Pan Masala
There is no pan masala ad that does not make you cringe. Especially the idea that pan masala is the reason behind a person's confidence and success, but this takes the matter a little too far. In the ad, a girl appears in the middle of no where whenever the dude chews the pan masala and happily romances him. As soon as the masala is over she vanishes, and re-appears only when another packet of the masala is opened. See the ad to believe the absurdity of it.
Cadbury Dairy Milk
Remember the times when your mom warned you against taking chocolate from strangers? Who cares, because according to Cadbury it is completely ok for a guy to come and bother a girl quietly eating her chocolate at a bus stand and ask for a bite of it and then offer her to drop home. Firstly good luck trying to ask me for a bite of my chocolate and secondly despite the cute music in the background, it is not at all romantic but extremely CREEPY.