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Tell me about the worst advert currently on television - the one that really grinds your gears, the one that makes you switch off, hurl obscenities at the television or simply throw yourself out of the window.

The Admiral advert, Tesco advert or Just Eat advert? Or long-running series from the likes of Money Supermarket, Confused.com or Go Compare? Or simply the newest thing that had you gouging your face in annoyance.

I'll try to track down the worst offenders and give them the AdTurds treatment. It won't change anything - but it might make you feel very slightly better about the world.

Browse the old comment section - with over 1100 comments complaining about adverts - for more misnathropy.

Do your worst - but keep it civil. No personal abuse - and anything that smacks of bigotry in any way will be deleted and the user banned. That means:

    No racism.
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  • Dave Quinn
    • hardjackson

      Interestingly all the articles relating to it have been take down.

  • Amon Khaiba

    The advert for gold coins where the irritating yank says “you brits” more times than necessary, presumably in attempt at endearment.

    The gist of the advert is that “you brits” are shit at everything but…. your gold coins aren’t entirely shit. Well thanks alot you smug yankee fuck.. how is this “advert” supposed to make people want to do anything other than hate americans.

    Fuck him and fuck gold coins.

  • James Hobbs

    Knowing Adturds’ attitude to crimes against music, can I make a bid for Fiber (sp) One’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ advert to be rightfully slimed on this website?

    A web search tells me that the ad was made in 2013 from the Saatchi & Saatchi stable, but has only just entered my consciousness. With
    adapted lyrics as bad as the Flash dog advert, it’s truly horrendous. ‘Forever I’ve been praying for a snack in my life, and now I have a brownie ending all of my strife’. Struggling for a rhyme for ‘life’, were we? ‘I finally found the right snack’ brings the event to an oddly abrupt end, choosing to ignore the lines that made Bonnie Tyler’s song so famous. It feels like something that the contestants on The Apprentice would make or some Media Studies A-Level students who started with promise and then lazily hacked together the last few parts to scrape by with a C.

    The product it’s advertising that I assume is designed to allow for easier bowel movements already looks like a dried up poo already too.

  • Sharon Presland

    Made.com This girl dancing around with all the boxes. Gaaaaah! when ad makers don’t have a CLUE what to do, they just get someone to dance. And they get PAID for all that thinking.

  • A Guest

    Worst ad TURD is the Jeremy Clarkson Amazon Fire Stick ad TURD.
    1. I have literally no clue what the fuck it is. Even after going Amazon’s website and reading about it, it was just all techno goobledygook.

    2. Clarkson’s absurd, irritating over the top accent pisses me off.

    3. WHY does him sending some over to France and Germany by drone constitute something funny? At the end he smirks like a naughty schoolboy. Meanwhile, I have NO FUCKING CLUE why he thinks this is funny.

    So well done Amazon, you failed to convey what a product is, does or is for, plus you handed over a shit-ton of money to a presenter who just pisses off the audience (plus fails to convey ANY information whatsoever). Fuck off Amazon.

  • Lorem Ipsum Dolor

    Cravendale’s “Behold The Milk Drinker”
    He’s alone at night in a stationary car because:
    a.He’s homeless
    b. He’s stalking someone
    He’s dancing with a glass of milk because
    a. He doesn’t have anyone to dance with
    b. He’s having some kind of breakdown
    He’s in a laundrette because:
    a. He lives in a rented flat without a washing machine
    b. He’s homeless and just goes in to get warm
    He’s tying a shoelace with one hand because
    a. He’s got nowhere better to get to any time soon
    b. It’s a good hobby for someone with no disposable income
    So What was the benefit of being a milk drinker again?

    • ThatBoyNeedsTherapy

      I actually liked the weird, Tim Burton esque Cravendale ads from a few years back, the one with the biscuit boy and the creepy accompanying song. Reminded me a tad of the epochal ‘Judderman’ Metz ads from the 90s…

      Agree though, the current one is shite and on my list of immediate mute button hits.

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