Clothing company Benetton has done it again with yet another unorthodox ad campaign. In its latest UNHATE series, president Hu Jintao locks lips with Barack Obama in a photoshopped image.
Other political nemeses making love include: Kim Jong Il vs Lee Myung Bak, Angel Merkel vs Nicolas Sarkozy, and Benjamin Netanyahu vs Mahmoud Abbas.
US president Barack Obama was the only lucky world leader who got to suck face with two people, the other person being Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
The image of Pope Benedict XVI smooching Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb of Cairo’s al-Azhar institute, the top theological school of Sunni Islam, was withdrawn on the very first day of the ad campaign after the Vatican lambasted Benetton for its “unacceptable” manipulation of the pope’s likeness which “shows a serious lack of respect for the pope.”
Pity, we thought Benetton had a lot more balls than that.