20 Creatively Controversial Print Advertisements

We publish advertisement related posts from time to time. Our humorous advertisements are liked by everybody.

But today I have a rather harsh post to share. This is not for everybody, this is not for sensitive people. Even though these ads were publicized on public places so they were exposed to mass audience, including children and everybody else, we do not recommend children under 16 to view this.

So here’s the official legal message:

Warning: children and weak hearted people should not see this page.

The ads we have selected do not include nudity. We have also not featured any advertisement which focused on controversy for the sake of controversy. These ads are highly creative and inspiring. Some are even funny.

Creatively Controversial Advertisements

We are starting with a WWF advertisement, and we will also end with a WWF advertisement.

Consuming the Earth is consuming our future

Consuming the Earth - WWF Advertisement

Keimling vegetarian restaurant.

keimling vegetarian restaurant's controversial advertisement

Good Parent: you can even lose your child.

Good Parent creates a controversial ad

IP Press has a men’s magazine. Their slogan is: “if men are your target, make sure you don’t miss them.

IP Press controversial advertisements

UNHATE Foundation: Hu Jintao and Barack Obama kiss-off.

Hu Jintao and Barack Obama

Licra: Anti-racism advertisement. Your skin color must not dictate your future.

Anti-racism advertisement

Sisley: Fashion Junkie

Sisley Fashion Junkie funny yet controversial advertisement

Post It: Sticky notes for the moments when you need it the most.

Post it funny advertisement

He’s a killer, but at least he drives a Prius.

Prius funny ad

Antonio Federici Ice Cream: We believe in salivation, ice cream is our religion.

Ice Cream controversial advert

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” -Bible

animal safety print ad

Smoking is not just suicide, it’s murder!

Anti Smoking Advertisement

Onida: Anti-reflective LED TV’s.

Onida Hitel Ad

FAADA: 120 animals are killed to make one fur-coat.

Fur Coat controversial ad

Hell Pizza: Hell Cross Bun

Jesus advertisement

Samusocial: The longer you live on the street, the harder it is to get off it.

Samusocial advertisement

Over 50% of all suicides are committed by senior citizens. This is an ad by Adam Le Adam, Community For The Elderly.

Adam Le Adam

Exotic animal souvenirs are a major cause of animal killing.

Don't buy exotic animal souvenirs


Controversy is an easy way to attract attention, but it is not necessarily the best policy to become popular. It a good idea avoid controversy if you can. So avoid it if you can, but if you mix it with humor, or a good moral cause, then it becomes a lethal combination.