Commercial Break: Stupid Kents
Last week, vile French laws led to a picture of Jacques Tati’s classic Monsieur Hulot appearing on a billboard ad with a stupid yellow windmill in his mouth instead of his traditional pipe.
The world wasn’t always like this though. Here’s a vintage advert for Kent cigarettes complete with cartoon characters, jaunty music and a smattering of racial stereotyping. Hard to tell the difference between this and an ad for sweets. Ciggies that are good enough for yer kids!