28. Anti-Piracy Ad Using Pirated Photo
Back in 2014, the Business Alliance Network released an advertisement that condemned the evil practice of piracy. In it, they used a picture depicting a pot of gold, with a caption next to it reading ‘your pot of gold is right here’.
What they failed to disclose to their readers was that the image of the golden pot they’d used in the ad had been done without any authorization, which means that they themselves indulged in piracy! This was pointed out by users who successfully called out the company’s hypocrisy.