23 Cringeworthy Headlines And Ad Placements That Probably Got Someone Fired.
News happens all the time. But every now and then, the publishing gods gift us with some of the most ridiculous headlines we've ever seen. And when the news hits the stands, you find yourself doing a double take after seeing the most unfortunate layouts in the history of publishing. Seriously, you'll be asking yourself if the editor drank too much, mixed his medications, or simply had an inexperienced temp cover for him. Fortunately, most of these layouts are so silly they'll have you laughing your head off. So here are a few messed up publishing layouts you never ever imagined would get printed.
#1. This one’s pretty much on point. There's no way this one wasn't intentional, right?
If you have hands, you can do quite a bit with them. We get that. But they probably shouldn’t have used a happy couple in the background for this bowling ad that left people facepalming themselves at the audacity.
#2. Poor Doggie! We wonder if he realizes Rachael Ray is about to make him lunch... literally.
See? This is why it’s so important to punctuate. Take a look at the phrasing under the word Love. It suggests that Rachael Ray is inspired by cooking her family and her dog. We hope she never invites us to dinner.
#3. So, this guy was finally leaving Westport and everyone seemed pretty happy about it.
Actually, they were ecstatic! So, they threw him a farewell party and shouted good riddance as he was carried away like... well, definitely not a hero. Actually, the photo above the headline is totally unrelated, but the layout is so hilarious!
#4. So Liam, age 2, waves “bye-bye to daddy” and look at the headline next to his story. Yup. There are no words.
It was probably just some random coincidence or maybe the kid really was waving goodbye to his dad as he jumped off the ferry. We know we shouldn’t, but we laughed out loud. Admit it! You did too.
#5. This undoubtedly put a major damper on the Royal Wedding announcement.
People in the United Kingdom were probably scratching their heads wondering if this headline was actually referring to Prince William. We’ll bet the editor of the paper had a lot of explaining to do.
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