72 Advertisements From The Past That Would Never Be Allowed Today

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Poking Fun at Mental Health Issues


It’s never excusable to poke fun at someone suffering from a mental health issue, which is exactly what this ad is doing. It shows a woman willing to shoot herself in the head because as the ad says, “you’ve nothing to wear.” Not only is it extremely insensitive, but it callously makes something as arbitrary as a lack of clothing reason enough to take your own life. Unfortunately, people struggle with suicidal thoughts every day, for reasons that are similar to this one. While the ad requests for people to send in 25 cents for a catalogue, it should have been encouraging them to look for help instead.