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Let's Be Glad That Social Media Didn't Exist When These Vintage Ads Came Out

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There are things that we did in the past that we can't get away with today: calling Pluto a (non-dwarf) planet, Mickey Rooney's exotic Asian photographer in Breakfast at Tiffany's, all the jokes in Rush Hour 1. Political correctness wasn't a thing back then and "-shaming" wasn't in anyone's vocabulary. You could offend and use it for laughs, for sales, for anything. 

Here are some terribly politically incorrect ads from when we didn't really know any better. 

What is the story here? Here we have a plus-sized woman (comedienne Dely Atay-atayan) awkwardly watching TV on a stool, but that's okay because she has mosquito coil to keep her comfortable. That the coil is named "Elephant" is just a coincidence.
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What are we supposed to be looking at here?
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Heavier women need bigger refrigerators, obvs.

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Er, belated Happy Mother's Day?

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Because obviously everything a woman ever wants can be found in a refrigerator.

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This is why there was no bad coffee in the old days.

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Sorry, ugly children. You're not allowed to drink Dutch Baby Milk.

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No one edited this ad. Otherwise, someone would've stopped that outfit from going on print.

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Because she's all flushed from the effort of being her husband's slave.

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