10 Vintage Ads With Kids That Would Never See the Light of Day Today​

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Advertisements featuring bright-eyed, cute-as-a-button kids are everywhere you look; their fresh faces sell everything from breakfast cereal to cars to computers. Yet not too long ago, they appeared in ads for less wholesome products (hello, guns). Just as often the item being marketed was innocent enough, but the ad sure wasn't.

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You definitely wouldn't see many of the "classic" ads of yesteryear today -- and for good reason.

For a gander at advertising at its worst, take a look at these vintage selections to get a sense of how much the rules of advertising -- and parenthood! -- have changed. 

#7 is so offensive we don't know what to say...

 

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