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