Homosexuals have been fighting for their rights for quite some time now. And despite the persistent narrow-minded backlash from all those conservatives in the fly-over states, gays have come a long way in achieving acceptance and equality.
However, before the gay revolution began a few decades ago, gay men and women were forced to stay completely closeted from the world. This lack of outwardly gay individuals enveloped America in the false belief that homosexuals simply didn’t exist. As a result, plenty of advertisements that are clearly and blatantly gay to the eyes of today’s generation seemed like nothing more than good, wholesome fun to the innocent generations of yesteryear.
Four guys taking a shower together? Well shucks, they must be good buddies!
Throw in the fact that the world “gay” meant an entirely different thing than it does now, and the result is a fairly consistent trickle of unintentionally gay advertising over the years. For your benefit, Manolith has combed the dregs of the Internet to bring the best representations of this happy accident to your computer screen. Eleven of the funniest unintentional homosexual advertisements of all time can be found below:
These men look like they’d be more comfortable hanging out in the steam room at 24 Hour Fitness. (source)
Jimmy just can’t stop sucking them down! (source)
Well, that was awfully generous of you Mr. Court Jester Man. (source)
“Wake up gay?” Well wouldn’t that be a dream come true! (source)
Forget gathering around the water cooler, the group shower is where it’s at. (source)
Judging by the man’s swimsuit, I think that lady’s barking up the wrong tree. (source)
The model choice for this ad makes me think this wasn’t unintentional at all. (source)
“Make your little fairy clean and fresh and fine.” (source)
Those two dapper men on the right just can’t seem to catch the eye of the guy in the see-through tank top. (source)
Johnny Walker –- I think we have a love connection. (source)
Really? He’s Ben-Gay this whole time? (source)