Advertising Is Not Ethical?

971 Words Jun 17th, 2015 4 Pages
From the start of the medieval times the use of advertising has been in use, whether it was a way to inform the people, capture a thief or raise taxes. By the industrialization age of promoting new cars through advertisement, advertising has changed the way the whole world operates with the introduction of new and improved items. Today “United States has become the largest advertising market in the world (Statista). Advertising is a part of everyday life that can target different age groups because it helps companies promote new products, but is advertising ethical? Advertising is not ethical because it targets children persuades people into buying products they don’t need, causes woman to form unrealistic body images, and persuades people into buying products they don’t need. Advertisements targeting children which make them want products related to movies or programs is unethical. Children want everything that is being watched on television or a movie. When children are watching these shows and products are showcased they become a form of advertisement. The child is then in a mode of wanting everything that has to do with this particular character in a movie. This is also the case with Frozen; the products such as soundtracks, apparel, toys and merchandise that are being advertised on television specifically target children. The child begins to fantasize about this toy and begins to beg to have the toy to satisfy their need. No matter where someone is the chance of…
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