My newest candidate for "most offensive statement in advertising" goes to this beauty from the Dish Network (no link, the ad was too obnoxious for me to link to them):
There's nothing worse than paying too much for cable TV.Really? Nothing?
Without even trying I can think of many things that are much worse. Right off the bat? (you guessed it) Cancer. (Was that a low blow?) How about that situation in Darfur? (Too far away?) What about all the single mothers trying to survive without child support? What about all the kids getting addicted to horrible drugs? I could go on, but I don't want to depress myself so soon before bedtime.
The ad wouldn't have been so bad if they hadn't kept on repeating that stupid line. I think it was only a 30-second spot, but by the time it was over, I wanted to throw something at the TV.