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Monday, July 24, 2017

Classic "Soviet Fashion Show" Commercial

Back during the Cold War, particularly during the 1980s, the Soviets were occasionally mocked.

A classic hamburger commercial by Wendy's back in the 1980s was one that poked a lot of fun at the Soviets. It depicts a Soviet fashion show emphasizing the point that there's no choices in the Soviet Union, but at Wendy's, people have choices in hamburgers.

Do you remember it?

I wonder if many people in Western countries actually thought Russian women all looked like what's depicted? Allegedly, the ad was banned, but I don't believe it was as I saw it many times.

Obviously, Asya (from St. Petersburg, Russia) who painted my portrait doesn't fit the stereotype:

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