Monday, May 7, 2012

Bad advertising, with the bad attitude

All over my train station, there are these ads.
They have sullen, angry looking kids with their arms crossed staring out at you.
The tag line? "Where is the Love?"

The ads are supposed to convince me to foster these poor children.

Um, WHY do I want a sullen, cross-armed angry young person living in my home?

Oh, I see - there's this kid getting arrested.  There's another sleeping on a park bench.  And another waiting on school steps.

I see - they are trying to guilt me in to fostering these poor souls.  That part might have worked.  The part that turns me off, though, is the main image.

These kids look like they will stab you with your own kitchen knives.

No thanks.

Advertising fail.

7 comments:

Michael said...

So it's fostered a lot of suspicion in you.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Badvertising.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Um, WHY do I want a sullen, cross-armed angry young person living in my home?

Because that person could form a band and make a gajillion dollars, and buy you a Bentley?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

They should have gone with a musical number from Oliver Twist.
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mikey said...

...sullen, angry looking kids...

Redundant phrase contains redundancy...

Jennifer said...

Um, WHY do I want a sullen, cross-armed angry young person living in my home?

I've seen you when you're pissed off, Von... I'd say one is enough.

SMILEY!

Kathleen said...

LOL