Benetton Unhate

The Week That Was

Carla Buzasi | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

The last time a Benetton advert was shocking, I was still at school and the height of sophistication was having one of the brand's brightly coloured T-shirts, emblazoned with the company logo, for non-uniform days. Back then it was naked, screaming newborns making headlines. This week, kissing world leaders thrust the fashion brand back into the limelight and reminded us that, in some areas at least, we are still capable of being taken aback by pictures alone, albeit in this case ones that have been manipulated and photo-shopped to within an inch of their lives.

Michael Rundle

Snogging World Leaders: Is This The Riskiest Advertising Campaign In History? | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

President Obama snogging Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez? Unlikely. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu smooching with Palestinian leader Mahmo...