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L'Oreal UK's hijab-wearing model Amena steps down and apologises after discovery of anti-semitic tweets.

L’Oreal UK’s latest advert features "influencer" star Amena, along with other women across the UK.

Crooked and controversial flagpole art in Stockholm looks plagiarized from Icelandic artists previous project

Recently the art "du gamla du fria" ("thou ancient, thou free" which is the name for Swedish national anthem), is an art installation that consists of a crooked flagpole waving the Swe

Beers named "Drink Responsibly", an idea so good it's been done four times

Naming a beer "Drink Responsibly" is such a good idea we were kicking ourselves for not thinking of it first when we first shared the UK campaign created by McC

Tyler Shields, the decapitation of Trump and stolen inspiration

We've seen this so often that we have an entire section named Badland, usually to discuss the copying of ideas - everything from

Swedish anti-racist organisation rips of German anti-Nazi idea - raise money when neo-Nazis march

The Swedish anti-racism organisation called "Inte rasist, men..." (which translates to "Not a racist, but...") organised charity run for the first of May in Falun, where members of Nordfront, the Nordic National Socialist movement, were going to

Nivea get into trouble for “White Is Purity” ad that talks about a pure white robe

There's a lot of things that can go wrong when you translate a global or near global campaign, I've been there.

LA Times & Propublica's "We will not shut up" T-shirts

As we've snarked, since advertising can not support a newspaper alone and people no longer pay for the product they consume, newspapers will like musicians have to "adapt" and make T-shirts.

Der Spiegel cover: Trump beheads statue of Liberty - twice

This Der Spiegel cover caused a lot of reactions today, it practically filled my entire Twitter feed all morning.

Chinese detergent company apologise & blame media for over-amplification of 'racist' black man ad.

Shanghai Leishang Cosmetics, who created the washing powder ad that went viral, says "sorry” for harm caused by foreign media's "over-amplification" of ad.

"Feel the Bern" Bernie spoof STD check campaign reaches NYC

We've previously spotted the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Free STD check "Bernie" logo spoof on billboards in Los Angeles, where it resided

Lyst introduces "the canine collection" gets smacked by RSPCA & badlanded

Update Lyst has sent out a press release, which we quote it in full at the end of this article, with no other edits to our original article which was written this morning.

180 LA's Snapchat geo-poaching vs the #FilterInfiltrator

Copywriter Juan Davila Morris is probably not all that impressed with 180's recent poaching tactic which use

Twin logos of the week: Meet Brave the browser lion & Workfront Lion

This simply amused me - am not saying these logos are identical or even inspired by each other.

Sid Lee does unoriginal "Trump against humanity" -PATHETIC!

As Donald Trump has been racing up the polls, ad agencies all over the US & Canada have been doing their best to make creative anti-Trump stuff.

The Sweden number is slowly failing, just like #Call Brussels did

I keep telling people who work in advertising to "get out of advertising", to find their inspiration elsewhere.

GAP Kids pulls and apologized for ad people thought racist. Nobody blinked at last years ad.

GAP Kids and Ellen DeGeneres have been making their "girl power" fun filled ads for a two years now, each ad showing kids of all sizes and, yes, ethnicities who aren't just pretty faces on a billboard but also are skater queens, drummers

Redbox April Fools copies old Jobsintown ad

Are we done with April fools yet? Well, I'm over it, so I'll just add this failed on from Redbox (Yes, they still exist).

"Pieces of Shit For Trump" campaign with little flags in dog shit.

There's an Instagram account out there that declares "shit for Trump" but sticking wee flags into dog shit.

"Tired?" Crunched beer cap visuals sell two different ideas

Back in school there was a period when we were all so very infatuated with "the creme of Manchester" and similar campaigns that we spent too much time creating visuals out of the product before coming up with any other ideas.

Robert Dyas Gay/Bi/Straight vs Red House Black & White furniture

A chain of hardware shops in the UK wants you to know they're ready to serve you, whether you're gay, straight or bi. In fact their range of gay, straight and bi sales staff will be more than happy to help.

Swedish mag tweets job ad seeking anyone but white males - gets reported to Discrimination Ombudsman

Nöjesguiden the hip city magazine tweeted out their hunt for some new film & music reviewers here, archived here, adding "No

Princess Leia / Carrie Fischer urges people to "get a life" instead of being offended over a Lord's Prayer ad

General Leia, that is Carrie Fischer, was not pleased when she heard about the "LordsPrayer" advert being "banned" from showing before airings of

Librarians upset by Airbnb's tone in new poster campaign

"Dear Public Library System, Please use the $12 million n hotel taxes to keep the library open later." - so reads one of the headlines in Airbnb's new poster campaign.

Dressman challenges the "perfect men" Calvin Klein stereotype in a "Dove real beauties" copycat.

Forsman and Bodenfors in Sweden has done today what Ogilvy Düsseldorf did ten years ago, a simple "Dove real beauties" like spoof ad, but with "real" men in unde

Lastminute.com spoofs the Protein World "Beach Body" ad

Lastminute.com declared that their beaches are ready for everybody, and also said that

Carlsberg asks "Are you Beer body ready" spoofing Protein World

I suppose a congratulations are in order for Protein World whose trolling as a social media strategy made their Beach Body ad as famous as

Asian carrier Scoot to name a plane "Inspiring Spirit" due to Spirit copying their look

Asian airline Scoot has been teasing US carrier Spirit Airlines' for looking very similar to them - in color, visual icon language and even tongue in cheek tone of voice.

Beagle Street Releases The Pounds, Confuses Adgrunt

This week in London, insurance company Beagle Street decided to "Release the Pounds" in a publicity stunt to promote the finding of its latest survey.

Burger King releases Whopper mens perfume (again)

Remember firemeetsdesire in 2008? No?

Angry Aussie activists slam Abbot with "HOPELESS" Obama style poster

Here's one for the spoof badland department, this large poster installed in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale was created by graphic designer Michael Agzarian under the political activist group Abbottsolutel

Pantone pixel art recreating famous works of art - and album covers.

London artist Nick Smith has made several pieces of Pantone pixel art recreating famous works of art which is on exhibit at

2015 Super Bowl ads: the Badland edition full house.

So this "somber super bowl" with all the oh-so-serious ads, was also the super bowl of reruns.

PETA's bukkake "don't swallow" ad pulled

PETA; true to their tasteless sexist form decided to erect a billboard in Nottingham protesting milk. “Some bodily fluids are bad for you.

Sainsbury's christmas ad attracts 240 ASA complaints and is Badlanded.

No sooner had the Sainsbury's - 1914 Christmas truce advert been aired, before the Guardian had

Updating facebook in realtime via your bracelet x2

You remember the "real life like buttons that Coca Cola used in their amusement park back in 2010?

Giant pink condoms covering tall things - Twice

When the giant hot pink condom in Sydney was put on a landmark in Sydney last week, we had a severe sense of Dej

Dumb ad ban of the week: The UNT mug

Firebox the jokey site that sells risqué sillyness like the Stress Mushrooms has been slapped on the wrist by the ASA for displaying "

Making your portfolio look like Lürzers Archive: Badlanded!

This Badlander is fun! Creatives René Schultz and Casper Christensen wanted to get their portfolio in front of creative directors, who are notoriously hard to get an appointment with.

Sleepy Hollow apologises for #Headless campaign's timing as ISIS beheads another journalist

Sleepy Hollow was promoting it's release to DVD and the shows new season with a hashtaggged "#HeadlessDay" promotion... which happened to be mailed out just as the news about the Steven Sotloff’s death reached the world.

Nicofresh's poster banned on grounds of race & age

See the poster above? Where the handsome young black man snuggling up to the much older, but clearly still attractive, woman in a manner that suggests they are more than just friends?

Harnessing CATS to save the TIGER, times three.

A while back, Swedish Creative (Art) Director Kenneth Pilo of Pilo Bold Me showed off his case study of the long-running catfoo

Stop churning out the Selfie hashtag idea: it's not original and was never any good.

Listen up, brands and social media people, there's one idea so over-used in advertising today that it has its own tumblr Badland site.

AirBnB rebrand is bollocks. AirBnB revamps their logo for (ahem) a sexier image.

AirBnB launched a new design today, complete with a new logo. The "Bélo" logo, which it's called internally, is an upper-case A, but people are already snickering about it looking like labia or a scrotum.

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