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Christina Aguilera's naughty nurse ad canned

Aguilera's naughty nurse ad shelved says the Ireland online.

Sandy Summers, executive director of the Center For Nursing Advocacy said: "This ad simultaneously exploits the 'naughty nurse' and the battleaxe/Nurse Ratched stereotypes, setting the nurse up both as an available sex object and a mock-malevolent authority figure, rather than a competent professional."

While technically not a ban a withdrawn ad fits in this topic. Hat tip to Claymore. Wanna see the ad? Read more.

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Nokia vs. Sagem

I'm beginning to think that European and American guys shouldn't travel to Asia without some pepto-bismo....

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Pinball dreams - replayed.

Ford Fiesta vs Nissan Terrano - who is the original pinball wizard? Nissan Terrano poster above....

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Chevy corvette ad withdrawn after complaints.

SFGate reports that the Chevy Corvette ad directed by Guy Ritchie has become a PR nightmare. The ad shows the daydream of a young lad - clearly too young to drive - taking a sleek Chevy corvette for a fast flying ride to the tunes of Jumpin' Jack Flash. Consumer safety groups protested saying "This ad is certainly among the most dangerous, anti-safety messages to be aired on national television in recent years", and Chevy yanked it off the air.

The ad can be viewed by super adgrunts here.

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HP vs. VW

Which spot you like better might be determined by which band you like best. ELO vs. The Who.

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Nike tennis coach ad withdrawn from Australian airwaves

Nike's new global ad, a spot on depiction of giggly teenage girls that have a crush on their handsome tennis instructor, has been withdrawn, due to it's terrible timing really. Less than two weeks ago, high-profile tennis coach Gavin Hopper was jailed for three-and-a-half years for indecently assaulting a 14-year-old student in the mid-1980s and somehow this ad reminds people of that. Nike has apologised for the "insensitive" ad Stuff.co.nz reports;

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Both of these ads really suck.

They do - literally, even if they are both award winners and quite good. One won a gold in this years Cannes Festival for Outdoor. Read more to see the pair.

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Lastminute.com tries to excite travelers with cleavage

In one of those "really sad ad" departments lastminute.com is trying to be funny ha-ha with a viral game that had some success due to it's silly content. Yesterday lastminute premiered the press and posters that go with it.

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Italians angry about 'smelly salami' posters.

A simple poster in the London underground urging people not to eat smelly foods while riding the tube has caused a bit of a diplomatic spat. The poster triggered a torrent of angry letters from salami-lovers and even the Italian ambassador in the UK.

"We considered this poster to be very offensive to the Italian image, Italian products and the Italian company that is clearly identified," the Italian Embassy's economic counselor Guido Cerboni told Reuters." It is a caricature of Italians."

The London Underground said to Reuters "We apologize for any offence this has caused the Italian community. It was meant to be a light-hearted attempt to stop travelers eating smelly food", the posters have been withdrawn but the storm in a sausage might not be over yet. Cerboni expects that the company who's label is clearly visable in the posters might sue for damages, "It has clearly suffered damage"

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Bisley vs. Krause - Musicnotes vs Math

Chaos versus organized... These two ads looks very similar....

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Non smoking ads lie - twice over.

Anti-tobacco briefs have been cracked every which way by now - so it's easy to fall into the trap of doing what others have done, as happened back in 1996, Welcome to Marlboro ads. Here's another case of same thought anti-tobacco ads.

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Photocopied concept, part two.

These gems of Badland have been found via Mediafact who reported about the ads in November 2003.

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Pigpile!

These aren't your typical badlander candidates since both agencies belong to the same conglomerate, but the similarities do pile up. Literally.

Did TBWA dig the worldwide acclamation for their Sony Mountain spot so much that they adapted the notion for their new US Adidas Kevin Garnett spot, or is it all a meme-ish Amsterdam/London/San Francisco coincidence? Superadgrunts, view Sony's Mountain, then Adidas' Carry and judge for yourself.

Both spots are still pretty darn good, IMHO.

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Ads imitate cartoons at Cannes - again.

Remember last year, when a "accidental" spot-on copy of a Far Side Cartoon won the Grand Prix Outdoor? (Or maybe, it was a just copy of a 1998 Peugeot ad....... ?) Course it could be all coincidence as they say - anyway, this year in Cannes another copy-of-a-cartoon won Bronze in the poster category. Oy vey. Cannes is going straight down the toons. ;9

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Booze that bites - visuals that bite

A poster campaign for Black Ice (Smirnoff) currently running in the UK shows a bottle that bites, I guess they want to say that the drink has a bite. But doesn't everyone advertising alcohol want to say just that? Here's a cold case of coincidence.

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