Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Here's the other four ads from the new Benetton "Unhate" campaign.

(click ads, via)
Merkel and Sarko, as previously mentioned; Mahmoud Abbas and Bibi Netanyahu; Obama again and Hugo Chávez (a curiously out of place execution), and a demilitarized zone smooch between the Korean leaders Kim Jong-il and Lee Myung-bak. update: good point, Matt McDermott: ads can also read U.N. HATE.
Click here to see the first two ads—Obama necking withn Jintao and the Pope sucking face with the imam of Cairo.


Anonymous -1-T-M- said...

OK, so there's Mary's immaculate conception, a sample newspaper headline 'Teenage conception figures released' referring to the percentage of these conceptions ending in abortion, BUT ranter, you're the wordsmith, what do you make of Signor Benetton's assertion that "we consider them 'conception figures' making a statement of brotherhood with a kiss.... and should not be seen in the physical or sexual context."


But Benetton scion Alessandro Benetton, executive deputy chairman of the group, who unveiled the campaign in Paris on Wednesday before the world media, maintained that images were meant to promote the idea of "unhate" ("which is not as utopian as love") and should not be seen in the physical or sexual context. "The images are very strong, but we have to send a strong message. We are not wanting to be disrespectful of the leaders...we consider them "conception figures" making a statement of brotherhood with a kiss," he said in an interview. Even as he was speaking, the kissing images were being unveiled across the world in New York, Rome, Tel Aviv and other cities where Benetton has a strong presence.
- from timesofindia

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Ben Thover said...

I'd say this is good. Like.

1:07 PM  
Blogger cheeseonearth said...

1TM, is there no access to online dictionaries where you live?

'Conception' also means 'concept'.

I didn't know the Germans and the French are still hating each other.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good. I like.

Google Captcha: union

4:22 PM  
Anonymous cath said...

Surprise, surprise: Benneton has pulled the Pope/Imam ad after the Vatican complained. Now it's "news."

5:05 PM  
Blogger Miz Lucas said...

That's just fantastic!

5:51 PM  
Blogger @CheloCubillos said...

2006 =>

8:39 AM  

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