It was inevitable, I suppose. Consumer advertisers feel pressure to outshock each other for attention. Creatives are stuck in a 2-decades-old fad of relying on "things that look like other things" for visual intrigue. And so the citizens of Sofia, Bulgaria, are treated to this:
[via Sofia Echo]
The Echo reports that the Bulgarian ethics commission of the National Council for Self-regulation in Advertising "suggests" that the ad be removed for advertising code violations.
What creeps me more about this ad is the condition of the woman's eye: no lashes or brow, bloodshot, swollen lids. It might as well be an ad in support of burn victims.
Besides which, as they say, "it's been done":