If anything can put you off bacon, this awesome vintage French ad will!
While the ad appears bizarre to us today, it makes sense in a different social context – one in which animals exist primarily to serve human needs, and all’s right with the world when they’re fulfilling that function.
I find it especially interesting to consider the parallel between this ad – a happy pig slicing itself up for consumption – and the tradition of human anatomical models holding their own innards open for examination. Bizarre and disturbing, yes – but mainly because we’re looking at them with modern eyes.
Check out more truly awful and disturbing ads at this hilarious post from Retro Comedy. There’re a couple of sexist doozies in there that would make great verbal dartboards for Sb’s sharp-tongued doyennes of feminism, Zuska and Isis, who (I hear) have just returned from hiatus. . . I shall particularly hope for their commentary on the following: