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* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a feminist dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into reproductive slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ceremonial rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! Since the film was long-since TaintedByThePreview and [[AudienceAlienatingPremise there was no hope of its premise working]], no-one cared enough about the film to notice for a few days, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter pointed out the UnfortunateImplications and [[NoJustNoReaction vetoed this stupid idea]]. Then again, maybe even that wouldn't have helped; after all, this crew ''did'' think {{troll}}s were malware, rather than human beings [[{{GIFT}} drunk on their own anonymity]]. After two days of people [[DudeNotFunny blasting it for being utterly tasteless and offensive]], some suggesting it was a symptom of the advertising team lacking female input, it ended up being taken down. At best, it may have prompted a handful of [[HeManWomanHater sexist idiots]] to waste their money on the film mistakenly thinking their stupid decision would trigger feminists, but it's more likely to have just hurt the already doomed movie further.

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* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a feminist dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into reproductive slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ceremonial rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! Seriously, PopCulturalOsmosisFailure is the only acceptable explanation for ever thinking this was a good idea. Since the film was long-since TaintedByThePreview and [[AudienceAlienatingPremise there was no hope of its premise working]], no-one cared enough about the film to notice for a few days, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage an InternetBackdraft was quick to ensue]] - outrage that ensue, which could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter pointed out the UnfortunateImplications and [[NoJustNoReaction vetoed this stupid idea]]. Then again, maybe even that wouldn't have helped; after all, this crew ''did'' think {{troll}}s were malware, rather than human beings [[{{GIFT}} drunk on their own anonymity]]. After two days of people [[DudeNotFunny blasting it for being utterly tasteless and offensive]], some suggesting it was a symptom of the advertising team lacking female input, it ended up being taken down. At best, it may have prompted a handful of [[HeManWomanHater sexist idiots]] to waste their money on the film mistakenly thinking their stupid decision would trigger feminists, but it's more likely to have just hurt the already doomed movie further.


* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a feminist dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into reproductive slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ceremonial rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! Since the film was long-since TaintedByThePreview and [[AudienceAlienatingPremise there was no hope of its premise working]], no-one cared enough about the film to notice for a few days, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter pointed out the UnfortunateImplications and [[NoJustNoReaction vetoed this stupid idea]]. After two days of people [[DudeNotFunny blasting it for being utterly tasteless and offensive]], some suggesting it was a symptom of the advertising team lacking female input, it ended up being taken down. At best, it may have prompted a handful of [[HeManWomanHater sexist idiots]] to waste their money on the film mistakenly thinking their stupid decision would trigger feminists, but it's more likely to have just hurt the already doomed movie further.

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* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a feminist dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into reproductive slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ceremonial rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! Since the film was long-since TaintedByThePreview and [[AudienceAlienatingPremise there was no hope of its premise working]], no-one cared enough about the film to notice for a few days, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter pointed out the UnfortunateImplications and [[NoJustNoReaction vetoed this stupid idea]]. Then again, maybe even that wouldn't have helped; after all, this crew ''did'' think {{troll}}s were malware, rather than human beings [[{{GIFT}} drunk on their own anonymity]]. After two days of people [[DudeNotFunny blasting it for being utterly tasteless and offensive]], some suggesting it was a symptom of the advertising team lacking female input, it ended up being taken down. At best, it may have prompted a handful of [[HeManWomanHater sexist idiots]] to waste their money on the film mistakenly thinking their stupid decision would trigger feminists, but it's more likely to have just hurt the already doomed movie further.


* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into reproductive slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ceremonial rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about the film since it was long-since TaintedByThePreview and [[AudienceAlienatingPremise there was no hope of it working]], but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter pointed out the UnfortunateImplications and [[NoJustNoReaction vetoed this stupid idea]]. After two days of people [[DudeNotFunny blasting it for being utterly tasteless and offensive]], some suggesting it was a symptom of the advertising team lacking women, it ended up being taken down. At best, it may have prompted a handful of [[HeManWomanHater sexist idiots]] to waste their money on the film mistakenly thinking their stupid decision would trigger feminists, but it's more likely to have just hurt the already doomed movie further.

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* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a feminist dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into reproductive slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ceremonial rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about Since the film since it was long-since TaintedByThePreview and [[AudienceAlienatingPremise there was no hope of it its premise working]], no-one cared enough about the film to notice for a few days, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter pointed out the UnfortunateImplications and [[NoJustNoReaction vetoed this stupid idea]]. After two days of people [[DudeNotFunny blasting it for being utterly tasteless and offensive]], some suggesting it was a symptom of the advertising team lacking women, female input, it ended up being taken down. At best, it may have prompted a handful of [[HeManWomanHater sexist idiots]] to waste their money on the film mistakenly thinking their stupid decision would trigger feminists, but it's more likely to have just hurt the already doomed movie further.


* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into reproductive slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ceremonial rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about the film since it was long-since TaintedByThePreview and [[AudienceAlienatingPremise there was no hope of it working]], but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter pointed out the UnfortunateImplications and said "[[NoJustNo no]]". After two days of people [[DudeNotFunny blasting it for being utterly tasteless and offensive]], some suggesting it was a symptom of the advertising team lacking a female perspective, it ended up being taken down. At best, it may have prompted a handful of [[HeManWomanHater sexist idiots]] to waste their money on the film mistakenly thinking their stupid decision would trigger feminists, but it's more likely to have just hurt the already doomed movie further.

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* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into reproductive slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ceremonial rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about the film since it was long-since TaintedByThePreview and [[AudienceAlienatingPremise there was no hope of it working]], but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter pointed out the UnfortunateImplications and said "[[NoJustNo no]]". [[NoJustNoReaction vetoed this stupid idea]]. After two days of people [[DudeNotFunny blasting it for being utterly tasteless and offensive]], some suggesting it was a symptom of the advertising team lacking a female perspective, women, it ended up being taken down. At best, it may have prompted a handful of [[HeManWomanHater sexist idiots]] to waste their money on the film mistakenly thinking their stupid decision would trigger feminists, but it's more likely to have just hurt the already doomed movie further.


* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into reproductive slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ceremonial rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about the film because [[AudienceAlienatingPremise it was obviously going to be terrible]] and it was long-since TaintedByThePreview, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter said "no". After two days of people pointing out [[DudeNotFunny how utterly tasteless]] [[UnfortunateImplications and offensive]] the ad was, it ended up being taken down. At best, it may have prompted a handful of idiots to waste their money on the film thinking their stupid decision would trigger feminists, but it's more likely to have just hurt the already doomed movie further.

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* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into reproductive slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ceremonial rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about the film because since it was long-since TaintedByThePreview and [[AudienceAlienatingPremise it there was obviously going to be terrible]] and no hope of it was long-since TaintedByThePreview, working]], but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter pointed out the UnfortunateImplications and said "no". "[[NoJustNo no]]". After two days of people pointing out [[DudeNotFunny how blasting it for being utterly tasteless]] [[UnfortunateImplications tasteless and offensive]] offensive]], some suggesting it was a symptom of the ad was, advertising team lacking a female perspective, it ended up being taken down. At best, it may have prompted a handful of idiots [[HeManWomanHater sexist idiots]] to waste their money on the film mistakenly thinking their stupid decision would trigger feminists, but it's more likely to have just hurt the already doomed movie further.


* In 1987, British animal rights charity '''RSPCA''' put out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mR7aky1AqE an ad]] which simply focuses on a dog just sitting there for an unusually long time, with a creepy instrumental of "How Much is that Doggie by the Window" playing in the background, before a gun comes into frame pointed at its head (and the dog himself seems quite genuinely unnerved by this) and a narrator intones "Please give us a pound, or we'll have to pull the trigger." Even at a time before the Internet was around to make this kind of thing easier to express, there was so much outrage across the country after its initial airing that the ad was pulled ''immediately'', and replaced by one without the gun and a child singing the song. About the only way to explain it is that it ''might'' have been a takeoff on [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51KWXxcQBqL.jpg this classic National Lampoon cover]], but even if that's the case, the charity seems to have missed that the cover was a ''joke'', from a magazine that was already well known as being all about comedy, and reusing the image for a serious purpose just makes it horribly disturbing.

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* In 1987, British animal rights charity '''RSPCA''' put out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mR7aky1AqE an ad]] which simply focuses on a dog just sitting there for an unusually long time, with a creepy instrumental of "How Much is that Doggie by the Window" playing in the background, before a gun comes into frame pointed at its head (and the dog himself seems quite genuinely unnerved by this) and a narrator intones "Please give us a pound, or we'll have to pull the trigger." Even at a time before the Internet was around to make this kind of thing easier to express, there was so much outrage across the country after its initial airing that the ad was pulled ''immediately'', and replaced by one without the gun and a child singing the song. As WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic pointed out in his 2017 commercials review, the ad seems less like it's for any sort of charitable cause and more like they're holding the poor dog hostage until the viewer gives them money. About the only way to explain it is that it ''might'' have been a takeoff on [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51KWXxcQBqL.jpg this classic National Lampoon cover]], but even if that's the case, the charity seems to have missed that the cover was a ''joke'', from a magazine that was already well known as being all about comedy, and reusing the image for a serious purpose just makes it horribly disturbing.


* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into reproductive slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ritual rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about the film, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter said "no". After two days of people pointing out [[DudeNotFunny how utterly tasteless]] [[UnfortunateImplications and offensive]] the ad was, it ended up being taken down; at best, it may have prompted a few idiots to waste their money on the film in a misguided attempt to "trigger feminists", but more likely it just hurt the already doomed movie further.

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* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into reproductive slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ritual ceremonial rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about the film, film because [[AudienceAlienatingPremise it was obviously going to be terrible]] and it was long-since TaintedByThePreview, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter said "no". After two days of people pointing out [[DudeNotFunny how utterly tasteless]] [[UnfortunateImplications and offensive]] the ad was, it ended up being taken down; at down. At best, it may have prompted a few handful of idiots to waste their money on the film in a misguided attempt to "trigger feminists", thinking their stupid decision would trigger feminists, but it's more likely it to have just hurt the already doomed movie further.


* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into [[RapeAsDrama reproductive slavery]] by a Christian theocracy. It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about the film, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter said "no". After two days of people pointing out [[DudeNotFunny how utterly tasteless]] [[UnfortunateImplications and offensive]] the ad was, it ended up being taken down; at best, it may have prompted a few idiots to waste their money on the film in a misguided attempt to "trigger feminists", but more likely it just hurt the already doomed movie further.

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* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into [[RapeAsDrama reproductive slavery]] slavery by a Christian theocracy. You know, a series that has [[RapeAsDrama ritual rape as a plot point]]; [[SarcasmMode totally appropriate advertising for a movie aimed at children]]! It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about the film, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter said "no". After two days of people pointing out [[DudeNotFunny how utterly tasteless]] [[UnfortunateImplications and offensive]] the ad was, it ended up being taken down; at best, it may have prompted a few idiots to waste their money on the film in a misguided attempt to "trigger feminists", but more likely it just hurt the already doomed movie further.


* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into [[RapeAsDrama reproductive slavery]] by a Christian theocracy. It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about the film, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter said "no". After two days of people pointing out [[DudeNotFunny how utterly tasteless]] [[UnfortunateImplications and offensive]] the ad was, it ended up being taken down, having done nothing to help the movie at best and at worst possibly hurt it.

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* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into [[RapeAsDrama reproductive slavery]] by a Christian theocracy. It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about the film, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter said "no". After two days of people pointing out [[DudeNotFunny how utterly tasteless]] [[UnfortunateImplications and offensive]] the ad was, it ended up being taken down, having done nothing down; at best, it may have prompted a few idiots to help waste their money on the film in a misguided attempt to "trigger feminists", but more likely it just hurt the already doomed movie at best and at worst possibly hurt it.further.

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* Shortly before its release, the advertising team for '''''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie''''' released [[https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-emoji-movie-release-date-trailer-handmaids-tale-tweet-marketing-bad-reactions-bad-a7858431.html an utterly misguided, arguably even misogynistic, Twitter ad]] parodying ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', a dystopian book and television series whose protagonist is a woman forced into [[RapeAsDrama reproductive slavery]] by a Christian theocracy. It went unnoticed for a few days because so few people cared about the film, but when people did start noticing, [[InternetBackdraft outrage was quick to ensue]] - outrage that could have been entirely avoided had someone familiar with the series' subject matter said "no". After two days of people pointing out [[DudeNotFunny how utterly tasteless]] [[UnfortunateImplications and offensive]] the ad was, it ended up being taken down, having done nothing to help the movie at best and at worst possibly hurt it.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YngbHOz--oc The notorious "Masterclass" trailer]] for '''''VideoGame/MightyNo9''''' seemingly attempts to invoke nostalgia for TheNineties, but ends up recalling some of the worst [[TotallyRadical "X-Treme!!"]] ad campaigns from that decade. The trailer relies on an unfunny, neurotic narrator to show off game mechanics rather than [[ShowDontTell letting it speak for itself]], and at one point [[MisaimedMarketing insults a good deal of the game's demographic]] by mentioning "making the bad guys cry like an anime fan on prom night", which is a juvenile insult to begin with. The video also prominently displays [[SpecialEffectsFailure terribly rendered explosions]], and as a whole feels rushed. After being posted on Website/YouTube by publishers Creator/DeepSilver, it was roundly mocked by the gaming press and community alike, with a large amount of dislikes and even [[https://twitter.com/t_aizu/status/735652527450947584 garnering ire]] from developer Creator/IntiCreates CEO Takaya Aizu, and wound up being another nail in the coffin for what had already become an AcceptableTarget at that point.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YngbHOz--oc The notorious "Masterclass" trailer]] for '''''VideoGame/MightyNo9''''' seemingly attempts to invoke nostalgia for TheNineties, but ends up recalling some of the worst [[TotallyRadical "X-Treme!!"]] ad campaigns from that decade. The trailer relies on an unfunny, neurotic narrator to show off game mechanics rather than [[ShowDontTell letting it speak for itself]], and at one point [[MisaimedMarketing insults a good deal of the game's demographic]] by mentioning "making "[making] the bad guys cry like an anime fan on prom night", night"[[note]]for context, imagine if this idiot talked about psychopaths who play MurderSimulators while narrating a trailer for a violent first person shooter or made a jab at [[StrawmanPolitical SJWs]] while narrating a trailer for a hypothetical ''VideoGame/GoneHome'' sequel[[/note]], which is a juvenile insult to begin with. The video also prominently displays [[SpecialEffectsFailure terribly rendered explosions]], explosions that several people compared to cheap pizza]], and as a whole feels rushed. After being posted on Website/YouTube by publishers Creator/DeepSilver, it was roundly mocked by the gaming press and community alike, with a large amount of dislikes and even [[https://twitter.com/t_aizu/status/735652527450947584 garnering ire]] from developer Creator/IntiCreates CEO Takaya Aizu, and wound up being another nail in the coffin for what had already become an AcceptableTarget at that point.

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** Later [=YouTube=] ads actually worked this controversy to hype the movie; they only show a picture of the nun, stating the original ads were pulled for being too scary, so the picture is all they can show. While a step up from the original irritating ad, many people still hated the smug undertones that made their former campaign sound more interesting than it really was.

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* The Philippine chocolate bar '''Goya''' ran [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHbjsXmuqYk an ad in 2018]] that can be considered ''the'' worst ad out of all the ads on this page. It consists of a still image of the chocolate bar with the caption, "Have you tried the No. 1 Chocolate Bar in the Philippines?" What makes this ad so bad is it's audio, a headache inducing SMPTE tone. Even worse, [[LastNoteNightmare the tone suddenly gets louder at the last second as the image cuts to a "Please Stand By" message.]] It's caused the company to receive plenty of negative comments on their [=Facebook=] page.


* British animal rights charity '''RSPCA''' put out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mR7aky1AqE this lovely number]] in 1987, which simply focuses for an unusually long time on a dog just sitting there, before a gun comes into frame pointed at its head (and the dog himself seems quite genuinely unnerved by this) and a narrator intones "Please give us a pound, or we'll have to pull the trigger." Even at a time before the Internet was around to make this kind of thing easier to express, there was so much outrage across the country after its initial airing that the ad was pulled ''immediately'', and replaced by one without the gun. About the only way to explain it is that it ''might'' have been a takeoff on [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51KWXxcQBqL.jpg this classic National Lampoon cover]], but even if that's the case, the charity seems to have missed that the cover was a ''joke'', from a magazine that was already well known as being all about comedy, and reusing the image for a serious purpose just makes it horribly disturbing.

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* In 1987, British animal rights charity '''RSPCA''' put out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mR7aky1AqE this lovely number]] in 1987, an ad]] which simply focuses on a dog just sitting there for an unusually long time on time, with a dog just sitting there, creepy instrumental of "How Much is that Doggie by the Window" playing in the background, before a gun comes into frame pointed at its head (and the dog himself seems quite genuinely unnerved by this) and a narrator intones "Please give us a pound, or we'll have to pull the trigger." Even at a time before the Internet was around to make this kind of thing easier to express, there was so much outrage across the country after its initial airing that the ad was pulled ''immediately'', and replaced by one without the gun.gun and a child singing the song. About the only way to explain it is that it ''might'' have been a takeoff on [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51KWXxcQBqL.jpg this classic National Lampoon cover]], but even if that's the case, the charity seems to have missed that the cover was a ''joke'', from a magazine that was already well known as being all about comedy, and reusing the image for a serious purpose just makes it horribly disturbing.


* '''UsefulNotes/{{Ouya}}'''[='s=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0ha6Mb5_YQ "Sixty bucks for a game?"]] Packed to the rafters with stereotypes, vulgarity, and gore, the ad hurls insults at consumers of rivaling media yet has little to say about the product it's trying to sell. Nowadays, Ouya are calling NoTrueScotsman on it, despite it having been featured on their official Website/YouTube channel (before the negative reception it got convinced them to set it to Private)... which was probably for the best, as it apparently drove customers ''away''. The ill-fated ad, along with the fact that [[Horrible/VideoGamesOther the console itself wasn't very good]], are major reasons why the once highly-anticipated console wound up flopping badly.

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* '''UsefulNotes/{{Ouya}}'''[='s=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0ha6Mb5_YQ "Sixty bucks for a game?"]] Packed to the rafters features a stereotypical pantsless gamer expressing his regret at having paid 60$ for a bad game by [[NauseaFuel flooding his living room with stereotypes, vulgarity, vomit]], ripping out his own spine, and gore, the beating himself with it. The ad hurls insults at consumers of rivaling media media, yet has little to say about the product it's trying to sell. Nowadays, Ouya are calling NoTrueScotsman on it, despite it having been featured on their official Website/YouTube channel (before the negative reception it got convinced them to set it to Private)... which was probably for the best, as it apparently drove customers ''away''. The ill-fated ad, along with the fact that [[Horrible/VideoGamesOther the console itself wasn't very good]], are major reasons why the once highly-anticipated console wound up flopping badly.

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