I recently came across a rather humorous yet slightly disturbing ad on the internet. It apparently is a German AIDS awareness ad that in my opinion got a little too creative with the delivery of their message.
I'm sorry if you feel that your eyes have been assaulted. Although I couldn't help but laugh when I saw this I also felt a bit discontented. I understand how useful shock value is when trying to get an important message across yet I don't find this to be an effective method. The shock from the image itself distracts largely from its message. Is such an obscene and sexually graphic ad appropriate for this type of cause or do you think using drastic imagery is a good way to get people to remember the message?