Monday, June 10, 2013

"White" people are pink, and "Black" people are... green?

Cute little gum campaign, eh? Gum "made for kissing". Okay, maybe it's a little weird, but the idea is clear enough.

The ads are by Leo Burnett Tailor Made, Brazil. Now, Brazil also has a sizeable population of African decent. We wouldn't want to leave them out, would we?

"But"... I'm sure someone at the agency said, "if we have a black man kissing a pink bubble, then it looks like an interracial thing, and that might distract people from the simple campaign message."

"Does Topline make any brown flavours?" someone else might have replied, in a frantic search for a quick-fix that would keep the campaign on deadline.

Whatever the conversation, this is what they ended up with:

Well, okay then. I guess Captain Kirk isn't the only one into green women.

All images via Ads of The World.

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