The advertisement below focused on a frequently used technique of linking female beauty with narrow view of an ideal (i.e. thin) body type. Although the ad is legal almost everywhere, critics argue that repeated exposure to ads like this cause severe harm to viewers, particularly women.

Questions related to November 2022 prescribed title #2 and this specific example:

  • To what extent is to too open-minded to consider a manipulative ad art?
  • To what extent is the freedom that advertisers have an example of open-mindedness pushed too far?
Diet Pepsi ad