Sometimes ad executives get a little too creative with commercials and leave us viewers feeling perplexed or laughing hysterically at the ideas they tried to execute. Whether it be awkward condom commercials that reference children’s movies, sex symbols trying to convince us to eat salads or iconic singers serenading presidential candidates, some ideas just aren’t good ones.
For instance, this week, Apple Music released a commercial for Mary J. Blige’s new talk show, The 411, where she will be interviewing prolific people in pop culture. The first person Blige will be speaking with is presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. As seen in a one-minute preview commercial, Blige finds herself singing to Clinton before asking her what she would be able to do fix the ongoing issue of police brutality. Despite the interview as a whole being about such a serious topic, viewers had a lot to say about Blige’s singing and Clinton’s uncomfortable reaction.
Here are nine other examples of commercials that left us cringing and saying, “WTF?”