6 Hilariously Fake “Before And After” Ads Targeted At Women
1:20 pm, June 15th | by Amy Tennery
Alright, we all know Photoshop has destroyed any notion that ads feature actual, human images. And we need look no further than to poor Rachel Weisz, who became the unwitting poster woman for advertising phoniness, after her L’Oreal ad was banned in the U.K. for being misleadingly perfect.
But beyond the glossy magazine pages, there is a phenomenon that’s seedier, more manipulative and, well, more hilarious: The “before and after” ads.
These usually appear in the back pages of the free newspaper or in the side banner ad spaces of blogs everywhere. In the world of “before and after,” improbable transformations take place every day! And it’s often courtesy of some major Photoshop hackery — with women often the victims.
Here are the six most ridiculous before and after lady ads we could find. Consider this your periodic reminder that ads tend to be B.S.