Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ad on Facebook uses terrorist as spokesmodel

I was on Facebook today when I came across this ad on my profile page. It's one of those that pulls your zip code and delivers a result geared toward your own location, thus the weird looking Alabama driver's license.

What disgusts me though, is the photo. I've been seeing a lot of photos lately that look like they're using mug shots -- some creepy looking guy with scraggly hair and a long beard (yeah, if you have a beard, I am totally judging you) shows up on an ad for mortgage rates or something like that. The photos don't seem to match the subject of the ads, but they certainly grab your attention.

This time you can actually recognize the mug shot. It's a pretty famous one. The photo is squished down a bit, but that's Mohamed Atta, one of the 9/11 hijackers who helped fly a plane into the World Trade Center.

It's not exactly the face that would convince me to buy a product or service.

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