Benetton’s Unhate Campaign
Benetton’s newest campaign is sure pushing a lot of people’s buttons. Benetton has released a series of ads that show various world leaders kissing.
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Barack Obama making out with both Hu Jintao and Hugo Chavez (in separate pictures); Angela Merkel smooching with Nicolas Sarkozy; and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas kissing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
And last but not least: the Pope smooching with Sheik Ahmed Mohamed El-Tayeb. The Vatican has threatened legal action against Benetton for this photo.
Each picture is captioned “unhate.”
It’s hard to know which is more offensive to the Powers That Be — the pictures themselves or the word “unhate.”