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For a cold drink the makers of Sprite have found themselves in hot water. And the response has been... well... brutal. Parent company Coca-Cola issued an apology and took down its “#BrutallyRefreshing” ad campaign for Sprite after it sparked a major social media backlash for its sexist and offensive nature. Aiming at a male audience the creators clearly have shot themselves in the foot, which apparently was in their mouth at the time.

It's all so sordid... yet around here so delicious! A former crook (he was convicted of felony mail and wire fraud in 2002) with no formal medical training or certification, gets to run a million dollar rehab operation in Malibu. And there he drugs, imprisons and screws his patients - literally. Only in California... where rehab and sex are considered a lifestyle.

UPDATE: This mook just got himself arrested for "transport [or] sale of a controlled substance. Oh yeah, and the California Department of Health wants to shut down his entire operation. 

Here we go again. Another major corporation offending... well... just about everyone. Everyone that is except maybe pedophiles and teenage boys. With a highly sexualized underwear ad featuring a peek up a young girl's skirt, Calvin Klein has taken their edgy, often offensive ads in the past to new heights... or depending on your perspective new depths!

Conrad Hilton III, younger brother to infamous "famous for being famous" Paris Hilton, will be checking into rehab. The 21-year old hotel heir was spared jail by a judge in Los Angeles, despite calls from authorities to send him to prison. The accommodations may not match one of his family's penthouse suites, but it sure beats a bunk bed and a metal toilet.

A Singapore clothing company apologized this week for a Black Friday advertisement that promoted rape! The SuperGurl ad showed a young girl, eyes closed, with the offending caption “Rape Us Now" highlighted in pink. Move over Bloomingdales for most offensive ad this year!

What were the ad copy guys at Bloomingdale's thinking when they dropped this bomb that on the surface seems to promote date-rape! Yikes! (If you don't see this atrocity above click the read more link.)