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World leaders are shown kissing in digitally manipulated images that are part of Benetton's new "unhate" ad campaign promoting tolerance. Here, U.S. President Barack Obama and China's President Hu Jintao are shown. Benetton Group is known for its controversial ads

Benetton's controversial ads

January 1, 1970

World leaders are shown kissing in digitally manipulated images that are part of Benetton's new "unhate" ad campaign promoting tolerance. The retailer withdrew an advertisement using an image of Pope Benedict kissing an imam on the mouth after the Vatican protested at its inappropriate 'shock value.'