I don’t know about you, but whenever I encounter an ad on Wish that offers me an ingrown toenail remover, I get this contradictory feeling. On one hand, I want to share this atrocity with the rest of the world so I’m not the only person scarred by it but on the other, posting it on my personal social media accounts isn’t exactly ideal either—I want them to give the impression that I’m at least somewhat normal. So you can imagine how excited I was to find out there was a place where we all can spread our disgust for cursed blurbs.

It’s a Facebook group, called ‘Ads with threatening auras.’ You may have already seen it on Bored Panda since my colleague Innes covered it a few months ago, but after our publication, the group’s popularity has exploded and it has surpassed the 100,000-member mark, which has brought even more content, so we just have to make an update on it. Below you will find its top posts since our previous article. Enjoy!

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When Bored Panda spoke with Áron Somos, the founder of the group, he told us that ‘Ads with threatening auras‘ is actually the second popular group that he’s created.

“I created this page based on previous experience and on the back of an idea,” he said. “Roughly ten years ago, when Facebook introduced the group feature, I created one for a particular car model, solely to experiment with this function. A year-and-a-half in, that group started to explode and is currently at 112K members.”

This means that it’s still ahead of ‘Ads with threatening auras.’ But for how long?

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“Although I’m yet to see a penny from the group, it never failed to give me a good giggle,” Áron explained. “It can sometimes be time-consuming to moderate, but getting that daily laugh I’d say is a well-worth payoff.”

When trying to define what makes the group so interesting, Áron noted highlighted that there are plenty of adverts with creepy photos or poor word choice that highlight the importance of an editor or an approval process. 

“We are surrounded by so many advertisements that just don’t feel right. They’re either odd, cringe, or weirdly funny,” he said.

“Either way, a somewhat professional team or a big dog at a firm signed it off. That fact highlights that we’re only human, and being higher up in the food chain doesn’t mean that we’re evidently better at PR. I believe the group filled a gap in our lives and created a platform for everyone to go to when they encounter such an ad.” 

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So long as there are weird adverts, there will always be plenty to share in the group. With over 106K members (up by 33K from our last publication), the community, according to its founder is very diverse.

“It’s not revolved around a certain age or ethnicity. Most people are there to have a good time and never fail to engage in a conversation with others on a particularly funny or controversial post. I truly enjoy building a like-minded, yet diverse community that can sometimes disagree but express it in an appropriate way.”

So if you enjoy these pictures, feel free to join the group! There are plenty more to scroll through. So much so that it can be hard to pick a favorite.

“I like the terrible ones like the funeral ad in the subway saying ‘come a little closer’. Or the one passive-aggressively commanding you to download the app because they paid for the ad,” Áron commented on his.

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