We’ve never been great fans of Benetton clothes or for that matter their ‘United Colors of Benetton’ ads.
Until today, that is.
Hey, who can resist the great (un)smooching, Photoshopped pictures below from Benetton’s new “Unhate” ad campaign.
A Kiss is Just a Kiss….And When Two Lovers Woo
Where else can you see the Nazi Pope Benedict XVI locking lips with Sheik Ahmed al-Tayeb (imam of the Al Azhar mosque in Egypt) or Obama crushing Hugo Chavez’ lips.
Nazi Pope Benedict’s minions are not amused with the Photoshopped (un)smooching ad and have threatened Benetton with legal action compelling it to withdrew the ads. What a shame!
Of course, Benetton had already milked a lot of publicity from the images by then.
Here’s what the Nazi Pope’s Press secretary Father Federico Lombardi said:
We cannot but express a resolute protest at the entirely unacceptable use of a manipulated image of the Holy Father, used as part of a publicity campaign which has commercial ends.
It is a serious lack of respect for the pope, an affront to the feelings of the faithful and an evident demonstration of how, in the field of advertising, the most elemental rules of respect for others can be broken in order to attract attention by provocation.
The secretariat of state has authorised its lawyers to initiate actions, in Italy and elsewhere, to prevent the circulation, via the mass media and in other ways, of a photomontage used in a Benetton advertising campaign in which the Holy Father appears in a way considered to be harmful, not only to the dignity of the pope and the Catholic church, but also to the sensibility of believers.
Now, now, Benedict, show some humor, will ya?
By the way, Benedict was a member of the student wing of Nazi party, Hitler Youth during his younger days and later served in the Nazi anti-aircraft corps and infantry. No kidding.
Nazi Pope Benedict is also the same idiot who once said that condoms aggravate AIDS.
By the way, what’s our President and the Leader of the Free World doing below?
Is it bye-bye Michelle, coochie-coochie Chavez?
Ciao Michelle, Uh, Cumming Chavez