November 17, 2011, - 2:36 pm
I’m not sure why the whole ad world and every mainstream news source are buzzing about the latest Benetton “Unhate” ads, which feature several photoshopped images of allegedly opposite world leaders kissing. If Benetton was really “edgy” and looking to roil the masses, it would have shown Mohammed kissing RuPaul or Elton John or a two Muslim women in hijabs making out. (And even more accurate ad would be Mohammed making out with Hitler.) But you’ll never see either of those, because Benetton isn’t as edgy as it claims, and it would never choose to offend Muslims, only Jews and Christians. The company had no problem over the years showing, for example, a Catholic priest making out with a nun. But, like I said, you won’t see any such images meant to offend Muslims. Only everyone else is fair game.
Hmmm . . . Where’s the Benetton Mohammed Gay Kiss Ad or the Lesbian Muslim Women Kiss Ad?
One of the ads features the current Pope kissing Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb of Cairo, Egypt’s Al-Azhar University. The Vatican is upset, but as I’ve noted on my site in many instances over the years, the Vatican and its many Popes have kissed the ass of Islam repeatedly over the years, constantly attacking Israel and mostly looking the other way as Islam persecutes Christians in nearly every Muslim nation. As I’ve pointed out, even the Catholic Church’s soup kitchens near the Vatican only serve halal food so as not to offend Muslims. There’s something appealing about truth in advertising. But a more truthful advertisement would have been the Pope kissing Mohammed.
Also among the ads is Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu kissing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas a/k/a Abu Mazen. It’s hardly original, since some Israeli cartoonists and protesters have featured cartoons depicting the same and worse. And some would say, Netanyahu isn’t kissing Abu Mazen’s lips, but–worse!–his ass.
Also, can someone please tell me the point of the “Unhate” ad featuring Barack Obama kissing Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez? From the behavior we’ve seen from Obama over his entire career, including his White House stint, I think they like each other a lot.
The Benetton ads are as over as Benetton clothing is. It was big in America in the ’80s and early ’90s. But it’s old hat, just like gay kissing ads are. Today, we have the real life Jerry Sandusky/Penn State scandal on the news 24/7 and little girls are targeted with ads to buy padded bras and thong underwear. A Benetton ad is small potatoes in comparison. And a huge fraud in its ad choices.
Where’s the Benetton ad showing Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah having a gay orgy with the cast of “Glee?” Still waiting . . . .
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