Wear them at night

From the “Are you telling me this is a real ad?” files:

Advertisement for Helen Keller sunglasses

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.

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6 comments

  1. backwoods conservative »

    29 December 2014 · 8:34 pm

    It’s enough to make Stevie wonder.

  2. CGHill »

    29 December 2014 · 9:02 pm

    Next time I have an extra Internet, I’ll send it to you as a prize for that remark.

  3. backwoods conservative »

    29 December 2014 · 9:09 pm

    Oh goody!

  4. McGehee »

    29 December 2014 · 9:09 pm

    And much deserved.

  5. backwoods conservative »

    29 December 2014 · 9:14 pm

    *bows*

  6. Tatyana »

    30 December 2014 · 11:22 am

    BC:bravo!

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