Friday, April 29, 2005
Stop the madness
Okay, I have a bone to pick with American Apparel. Their clothes may be sweatshop free, but their ads are full of barely legal jailbait in homemade porn poses, and they are EVERYWHERE. Okay, they may sell really cute shorts and tank tops, but still. I shouldn't have to worry about reading a news site at work, not because the content is inappropriate, but because their ads could get me fired. I'm sure they score tons of clickthroughs so technically their ad strategy is a success, but it's pretty vile. I'm more likely to avoid the sites that host the ads than I am to read them and cross my fingers that my boss doesn't walk behind me to get to the printer while I'm madly scrolling to get past the stupid video ad loop. Clothe your models, people!