POSTED BY OWD ON Oct 30, 2014 AT 18:04 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 30, 2014 18:04 IST

An advertising agency in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, has been ordered by court to pay damages for designing a controversial poster showing two cultural icons of the 19th century locked in a kiss.

The poster shows Kazakh composer Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly and Russian poet Alexander Pushkin in an embrace and was designed to advertise an Almaty gay club at the intersection of Kurmangazy and Pushkin streets. It was inspired by a famous image of the leaders of East Germany and the Soviet Union kissing in 1979.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 12, 2014 AT 19:14 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 12, 2014 19:14 IST

All India Bakchod are back, this time collaborating with Voctronica, with a tribute to classic Indian ads.

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POSTED BY OWD ON Mar 11, 2014 AT 21:10 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 11, 2014 21:10 IST

What happens when 20 strangers are asked to kiss for the first time? On camera, that is. Tatia Pilieva finds out in this film that has notched up 3,749,704 views on YouTube in 4 days.

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POSTED BY OWD ON Feb 04, 2014 AT 23:01 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 04, 2014 23:01 IST

A new advertisement that Coca-Cola unveiled during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb 2 has sparked quite a controversy. 

Named 'It's beautiful', the ad depicts US' diversity by showing people of different immigrant communities singing "America the Beautiful" in seven different languages, including Hindi.

Individuals featured in the footage represented the melting pot that is the US. One of the vignettes also depicted what are said to be the first gay parents shown in a Super Bowl ad.

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POSTED BY OWD ON Feb 04, 2014 AT 23:01 IST, Edited At: Feb 04, 2014 23:01 IST
POSTED BY OWD ON Jan 31, 2014 AT 00:08 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 31, 2014 00:08 IST

Back in November, 2013, a gap ad had gained widespread attention after it was vandalised with racist comments at a subway station in New York.

The Gap ad featured renowned Indian-American actor and designer Waris Ahluwahlia along with filmmaker Quentin Jones with the hashtag 'Make Love'.

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