Kia says it had nothing to do with two raunchy ads that... Kia says it had nothing to do with two raunchy ads that some people think promote pedophilia (Moma).
Two Kia ads that recently won awards in Cannes have had many people scratching their heads and asking, "What were they thinking?"

The ads are split down the middle – one side is an innocent cartoony scene with a man or boy and a little girl. On the other side is the same scene, except in its R-rated version.

Kia on Friday called the ads "offensive," and said they had no relationship with Moma, the Sao Paulo advertising agency that created the spots.

The ads were purportedly for Kia's dual-zone air conditioning, and read "A different temperature on each side."

They won a 2011 Cannes Lions awards.

"The ad is undoubtedly inappropriate, and on behalf of Kia Motors we apologize to those who have been offended by it," Kia said in a statement on its Facebook page.

"We can guarantee this advertisement has never and will never be used in any form in the United States," they said.

The wording carefully distances Kia's American arm from the advertising and the firm, but its unclear whether Kia's headquarters in Seoul contracts with Moma.

Moma has done one-off advertising pieces in the past, spoofing Facebook, Twitter and Skype in retro ads that make it seem like the sites were advertising in the 1950s. But we doubt any of those companies got upset by the rated G pieces Moma produced.

Check out the ads below.





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      jbeyers41
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes and not just male to female sex we now have to watch boy to boy or gal to gal ain't this a trip! Myself I just would rather watch bull sex as I did when I was a youngun on the farm! The cartoons are in slightly bad taste as the schools (as they are playing Teacher-student) would fire the Teacher Then you have a rendition of Snow White Love it LMAO.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh noes! It's not PC.... even though you see stuff like this all over TV nowadays, having it on print is the devils work! Whatever... what happened to having a twisted sense of humor?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it's pretty funny
      doctorilonarox
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is actually kind of funny.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You can produce ads that are classy or ads that are offensive and some people will be offended and not buy your product. Do you want graphic ads or do you want to sell cars? Just like that greek yogurt commercial with the old lady calling the young girl a prostitute. Chidren watch these ads as well as adults and although adults think they are cute, kids get exposed to too much too soon. "Family TV shows" show graphic lyrics and half-naked booty-shaking contests but it's supposed to be okay for kids. WTF.
      • 4 Years Ago
      WTF?!
      hlewishan
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have always loved my KIA but this makes me ashamed to own it now.
      estrada5ok
      • 4 Years Ago
      A sad statement on how the rest of the world views us
      • 4 Years Ago
      The ads are very sexual, but at the same time it's just showing two different versions of the same thing. Cool and innocent, hot and naughty. Children shouldn't probably be able to see this, but there is nothing wrong with it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i just found them weird...they have nothing to do with the product they are advertising!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      both advertisements are totally disgusting. it's both an insult to cartooning, and to good taste and morals
      raptureready1958
      • 4 Years Ago
      Are you kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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