Presidents Obama And Jintao Kiss For Benetton’s Unhate Ads

President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao Kiss For Bennetton's Unhate Foundation

United Colours of Benetton has just unleashed a controversial advertising campaign that features world leaders locking lips. The advertisements were created to promote Benetton’s UNHATE Foundation – a project that “seeks to contribute to the creation of a new culture of tolerance”. The campaign, in true Benetton fashion (excuse the pun), has caused quite a stir and within days of the adverts launching the internet was awash with reactions – even the White House released a statement about the ads.

One of the leading images featured shows US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao locking lips.

Unhate - (China and USA)

Here are the other controversial ads with various world leaders – the Pope has already taken action for his image to be removed.

Unhate - (Vatican and Al-azhar)

Unhate - (Venezula and USA)

Unhate - (South Korea and North Korea)

Unhate - (Israel and Palestine)

Unhate - (Germany and France)

Is this great advertising or just “offensive” photoshopped images?

Please note these ads were not created by a Chinese Ad agency – credit goes to Fabrica (Italy)

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