Advertising is one of the most stressful and creatively-draining industries, it’s not simply about hard-selling anymore. Selling a product involves a lot of research, creative input, innovation and most of all, guts. But the multi-million industry today went through its fair share of cringe-worthy moments. We’ve scoured some of the most unpleasant vintage advertisements that would cause a stir and controversy if used today.

1. The One Where They Discriminated Wives

It’s hard to phantom how this was acceptable back in the day. Pointing the obvious fact that it discriminated wives making them seem like all they can do and are good for is cooking.

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