White House Hit Photo Showing Obama Kissing Hugo Chavez
20. November 2011
The United States is not happy with the recent advertisement released by Italian clothing line Benetton showing American president Barrack Obama kissing Venezuela president Hugo Chavez to the lips.
The White House such an advertisement is not funny since it is strictly prohibited to use the president’s name and likeness for commercial purposes. White House Spokesman Eric Schultz hoped Benetton would immediately pull out the “Unhate” campaign since Obama is not happy with its released.
It was learned that aside from the US government, Vatican had also objected to the photo showing Pope Benedict kissing a male imam on the mouth. Vatican has already taken legal steps to stop the distribution of the photos which is claimed is destroying the image of the leader of the Roman Catholic church.
Benetton Group is a global luxury fashion brand, based in Treviso, Italy. The name comes from the Benetton family who founded the company in 1965.
Benetton Group is listed in Milan. Benetton has a network of around 6,000 stores in 120 countries. The stores are managed by independent partners and generate a total turnover of over 2 billion euro.