updated 08:35 am EDT, Wed October 19, 2005
Eminem iPod ad
Several Apple fans point out the between Apple's Eminem "silhouette" ad and a Lugz footwear spot from 2001. Ad Freak looks at the issue closer, and concludes, "First and foremost, the similarities between the Eminem/Apple spot and the Lugz spot are striking--nay, stunning--and worth taking a second to check out." After Apple premiered that ad at a special event where it unveiled new iPods, the company mysteriously pulled the link from its website. However, the ad was played on television over the weekend, and appears to be returning to the Apple home page. A small Eminem icon has been added to the "TV ads" section, but it still directs users to the ad featuring U2.