Google AdSense Now Pushing Fat Ads: Is this Offensive?

Dec 31, 2008 • 8:55 am | comments (1) by twitter | Filed Under Google AdSense

If you're fat and get offended easily, don't use any service that uses Google AdSense. That's what WebmasterWorld members are spotting -- ads targeting the "fat" people of America. Apparently there's a conception that the holidays may have gotten people overweight. Or perhaps this is a way to ring in your New Year's Resolutions.

But that isn't satisfying publishers who are using Google AdSense. On top of other offensive Google AdSense ads, this isn't faring well for Google.

In reality, though, not every publisher is that disappointed in these ads. Some are considering clicking on the ads because they are looking to lose weight. Others are seeing a fair share of earnings from other clicks. It's certainly not as bad as ads featuring naked people, but it's not necessarily in the best taste for everyone.

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.

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No Name

01/02/2009 09:47 pm

I'm afraid that the discussion of what is still tasteful and what isn't, is a very dangerous, and difficult one. Why is showing naked people in an ad 'not done'? Naked is beautifull, so why not show it? Everybody loves it, nobody dares to say it though... What's wrong with fat people? Those who are, and have a problem with it, can click it, since they might find a solution that works for them. Those who don't mind, won't even notice maybe?

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