A Kiss on the Lips Can Be Tres Continental…

……but not palatable.

 The Benetton clothing company has withdrawn an ad featuring a fake photo of Pope Benedict XVI kissing a top Egyptian imam on the lips after the Vatican denounced it as an unacceptable provocation….Benetton had said its “Unhate” campaign… was aimed at fostering tolerance and “global love.”

The campaign’s fake photos feature a half-dozen purported political nemeses in lip-locked embraces, including President Barack Obama and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.  — stuff.com

Gosh, international leaders are so sensitive.  On the bright side, the Vatican doesn’t believe in fatwa.  It prefers worldwide Crusades and discrete hit men, depending on circumstances.

This was a bad idea from the get-go, so bad it hurts my head thinking about what they were thinking when they went ahead with it.  Who in his right mind thinks images of two men exchanging passionate kisses inspires thoughts of anything but homosexual lust?  Which is fine in its place — but this is Benetton, not Ben Wa.

Was Jerry Sandusky behind this? (pardon the expression).  Maybe they aren’t having sex, “just horsing around.”

I suppose we should be grateful that kisses between leaders were restricted to the lips.  A little ATM action might prove too politically biased.

I nominate this ad for the Francis Macomber award.

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2 Responses to A Kiss on the Lips Can Be Tres Continental…

  1. Lois Terms says:

    This time it was the Catholic church that raised a stink, not the irritable Muslim crowd. I agree with them!

  2. Odtley says:

    if these people made products as good as their ads are outrageous maybe myself might buy something some day but really the clothes in my apt have been with me for about 15 years now and since they fit good enough and theyre comfortable if a little worn here and there and maybe stained not too bad that it matters but theres no reaason to dress up and go anywhere anyway cuz the only place myself goes is doctors office and walmart for food and meds it probably isnt important anyway

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