Is it just me, or does retailer Benetton seem to have vanished from the pop culture zeitgeist since about 1991?
Well they are still out there somewhere, presumably still selling neon green t-shirt's and pink tube socks.
In the 80s Benetton had really cool multi-cultural ads, and then a "Jesus with AIDS" ad I remember. Their ads have always been controversial and gotten people talking, which I guess makes them work.
Now they are stirring it up again, using Photoshop to put world leaders who don't get along kissing. I love them. The one featuring the Pope has already been pulled as the usually fun-loving Vatican objected.
So... too far? Bold artistic statement? Or heartless capitalist attention-grab?