Advertising Has Gone Too Far and Is Now a Necessary Evil.

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“Advertising has gone too far and is now a necessary evil.” This essay will discuss the topic “advertising has gone too far and is now a necessary evil”, especially referring to advertising directed at children. For the sake of this essay, “advertising” is defined as any public promotion of something, mainly products directed at children. “Gone too far” is defined as crossing the line of moral values and is now harming the safety and welfare of society. “Necessary” is defined as needed and inevitable, and something we cannot live without. Finally, “evil” is defined as something that is extremely unpleasant, harmful, and/or morally wrong. This essay will discuss the ways in which advertising has gone too far, if it is indeed evil, and if it is necessary. First, however, the ways in which advertising has gone too far must be addressed. This essay will now enter into the question of advertising being evil – something that is extremely unpleasant, harmful, and/or morally wrong. Looking at this definition, we can see that advertising is in fact, an evil. The careful manipulation, the messages they show, the ways in which they brainwash these children, and even the mere idea of children advertising is extremely unpleasant, with experts calling advertisers “creepy”. The brainwashing alone is harmful in that it makes children’s minds compatible with whatever the advertising industry wants, and it is also extremely harmful through the mental health diseases and problems that it leads to mentioned earlier. And finally, it can clearly be seen that this negative impact the advertising industry is having on these young and vulnerable children – the future of this world – is certainly not moral for many of the reasons stated above when discussing its unpleasantness and harmfulness. Therefore, using the definition of evil that this essay has used, advertising is indeed evil, and is also evil in other ways not already mentioned. Today’s society is putting money, profit, and...
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