14 Controversial Ads From 2016 That Got Serious Internet Backlash

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Considering that we're living in an age of social media, and considering that this gives people a place to speak up when they see things that offend them, we'd love to think we're past the point of corporations and companies getting away with okaying offensive (or at least questionable) advertisements. But obviously, we're not -- and the number of questionable ads that were released in 2016 should be plenty of proof. 

All that said, we're not totally without hope for the future -- here are 14 controversial ads from this year that got a ton of backlash, which means that, ideally, companies will pay attention and be a little less sucky in 2017. 

Cheers to the future, guys.