It’s a question that appears to be becoming more and more pertinent: have advertising agencies ever… met anyone?

First the ill-fated Pepsi-Jenner union, and now this – Coles‘ Easter ad campaign, designed to let people know that every checkout will be open over the busy Easter weekend, has come under fire for accidentally creating a perfect sexual harassment storm. 

But I mean, checkout chicks waving signs that say “I’m free”? What could possibly go wrong with that?

Actually, yeah, I can see how your average fucko would see that low-hanging fruit and be absolutely unable to resist.  

Surprise! That’s exactly what happened!

Coles Easter Ad Campaign Canned After Shoppers Go Full Sexual Harassment

Coles Easter Ad Campaign Canned After Shoppers Go Full Sexual Harassment

Coles Easter Ad Campaign Canned After Shoppers Go Full Sexual Harassment

Now Coles is winding back the campaign and apologising profusely to everyone involved. A spokesperson told Fairfax:

“Unfortunately in response to a small number of customers behaving disrespectfully to team members, we have now removed the hand-held signs.”

Of course, the people who should be apologising are the punters who think that it’s cool to use literally any excuse to do a wink and nod in the grossest manner to often-underage checkout employees. 

Come on, mates, don’t be these guys:

Coles Easter Ad Campaign Canned After Shoppers Go Full Sexual Harassment

Source: Brisbane Times.

Image: Coles.