Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Human Rights ads make me want to cry cry 'til I die die.


(click ads to read copy)
"Cause" ads are an ad person's only chance to shine a little light on his/her otherwise dark soul. Some get to belittle 9/11 in the name bad drinking water deaths or smoking deaths. Some get to Photoshop a famous Tiananmen Square pic. Some get to produce beautiful/depressing "eco-jeans" ads. Some get to address female feticide in India. Others get to make pretty vagina mutilation flowers. Still others get to turn Gwynnie Paltrow into an African. And some get to put D-Cup boobs on 11-year-old girls. Me? I got to work on an anti-drugs in the workplace spot (a cause I most certainly don't believe in), and I once got to tug heart strings with a print ad for an animal shelter. That's it, in 16 fucking years. Otherwise, pure black consumerism.
Speaking of how much I need a Klonopin® at work right now, let's go to the above depressing-as-death ads for the Commission of Human Rights of Mexico City (images via). Jesus, I get it. Don't discriminate against HIV-positive folk. If I knew a kid with HIV, I'd go play soccer with him for three days straight starting RIGHT NOW. But did you people have to use imagery straight out of a Hellish Tool video? Where's my X-Acto blade...

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey - maybe the lines are brilliant in Spanish.

Mehhh, probably not.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

Too bad. Only thing more poetic would’ve been if they’d waited to run it on Cinco De Mayo.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

yeah, i don't really get it either.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Treatments are getting better for this everyday. With today's medicine, you can now hope to live the life of a pipe cleaner for two...three years easy.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The text reminds me of e e cummings's "anyone lived in a pretty how town." Just an observation.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to work in an agency that only did non-profit advertising. NOT fun. I came back to the dark side in a hurry.

4:57 PM  

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