From the “Are you telling me this is a real ad?” files:
Yes, it is:
Deliberate irony or innocuous oversight? Neither, apparently. A Chinese company now marketing Helen Keller-brand sunglasses said it found inspiration in Keller’s personal traits (rather than her blindness), the Wall Street Journal reports.
Still, though, it’s a bold (and perhaps questionable) move, especially considering the company’s motto: “You see the world, the world sees you.”
A slogan hammered home in the first commercial for the brand, which appeared in early 2012:
Google Shopping didn’t send me any US sources for the Keller specs. Quelle surprise.