Charlie, Prince Charles, Charlton Athletic, casper, chalk, crumbs, cubes – whatever you want to call it, cocaine is way more frowned upon today than it was back in the 1970s. Back then, cocaine wasn’t just accepted, it was actually blatantly advertised in magazines.
While thankfully I’m pretty glad to live at a time where coke isn’t banded around our newspapers and magazines willy nilly, children of the 70s were having to see these blazé adverts everywhere.
Check out some of these shameless cocaine ads that show the 1970s were a crazy time to be alive. Hold onto your seat belts.
1. Love this
2. Hoover those crumbs up your hooter
3. For the posh drug users, of which there were many
4. Sex sells
6. Coke: A how-to guide
7. There is a fine line, and they’ve crossed it
8. I’m not sure weather this is acceptable
9. Razor blades and lines
10. Knock knock, police
11. Cool and refreshing?!
12. Go ahead, it’ll rot your nose
13. I’m Grade 7 on the magic flute
14. Adding potency to your drugs
15. A helping hand for your nose
16. Toot toot
17. Fancy kit
18. Spin me right round baby, right round, like a record baby
19. Nice and neat
20. Shovel it up there people
21. Be nice to your nose! Don’t take coke
22. Fluff your stuff, catchy
23. High-end shit
So there you have it, the 70s were definitely a crazy time to be alive. Cocaine adverts left, right and centre – I’m pretty sure you would have seen a lot more people playing out in the snow. Get it?! Course you got it, we all know those 70s kids loved the charlie.