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Skittles: Weirdest Ad Yet?

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Skittles has a reputation for their off-kilter ads.

The most recent Mother’s day ad by Skittles was pulled off of YouTube for taking it a little too far. The ad shows a mother and son who are still attached by the umbilical cord and due to the strange concept, it led to a couple complaints. Take a look:

This isn’t the first time that Skittles has released an eccentric commercial, in fact, they’re quite known for it. ‘Umbilical Cord’ reminds us of their commercial from 2007, ‘Milked Man‘, a spot that shows a man being milked, but he accidentally contaminates the milk with sour Skittles thus creating sour milk.

Senior Director of Confections at Wrigley U.S. explained, “We made this video for every mom who likes gross jokes, and we’re taking it down for every mom who doesn’t,” he said. “Happy Mother’s Day.”

 

Chantal Wong

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