these are actual ads for a chinese restaurant

This is pretty astounding. These ads, spotted by copyranter, are part of a campaign for China Times, a restaurant in Dubai. If you can't decipher the copy, it says "BRINGS OUT THE CHINESE IN EVERYONE."

This is a real, recent campaign from an actual ad agency, DDB, who got paid money to come up with this stuff. Yup, in the year 2011. More ads here.

Gawker nails it on the head -- what truly astounds is that someone thought this was a good idea. And this presumably had to pass through numerous sets of eyes (no pun intended) to get approved: Someone Thought These Were Good Ads For a Chinese Restaurant.

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