Violence in advertising


Is this the latest trend to get the punters attention - blood guts and gore?

Seeing as these ads are the only things to make us crane our necks and check it twice these days, the hit and run bloodied bus complete with dead body still hanging on, the dead guy in a trunk for Sopranos, and the murder scene for court TV on a wall.

It does make a refreshing change from all the sex in ads, and unlike any hint of nudity these violent ideas won't draw complaints from the easily offended - as nudity usually is the trigger for that. It's much better to hack someone to death with an axe than have some nookie, as the recent controversy over the "hidden" sex scenes in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas revealed - they can be seen here by the way.

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