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Real-Life 'Mad Man' Blasts AMC Show Monsters and Critics

A prominent real-life advertising man from the “Mad Men” era delivers a scathing critique of the AMC series in the latest issue of Playboy, reports Monsters and Critics.

Well-known ad man George Lois reminisces about the industry in the 1960s in the magazine’s August issue, where he writes: “’Mad Men’ misrepresents the advertising industry by ignoring the revolution that changed the world of communications forever. That mortal sin of omission makes ‘Mad Men’ a lie.”

Lois goes on to say the show is “nothing more than a soap opera set in a glamorous office where stylish fools hump their appreciative, coiffured secretaries, suck up martinis and smoke themselves to death as they produce dumb, lifeless advertising--oblivious to the inspiring civil rights movement, the burgeoning women’s lib movement, the evil Vietnam war and other seismic events of the turbulent, roller-coaster 1960s that altered America forever.”