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Love, Violence, Sexuality Intertwine in Benetton 'Unhate' Campaign VIDEO


Along with the photos of kissing world leaders which are already stirring controversy in some parts of the world, Benetton released a video facet to its 'UnHATE' campaign which features intermingled scenes of violence and sexuality.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Love.

    Posted by: Chuy Christ | Nov 17, 2011 1:54:47 PM

  2. The baby at the end was adorable!

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Nov 17, 2011 1:56:53 PM

  3. I've always regarded Benneton as a European version of GAP: mediocre quality with a touch of style.

    I may finally break down an buy an item.

    Posted by: Anon | Nov 17, 2011 1:59:45 PM

  4. beautiful & powerful

    Posted by: alguien | Nov 17, 2011 2:00:41 PM

  5. Benneton is on a roll!

    Posted by: Adrian | Nov 17, 2011 2:04:34 PM

  6. Stunning. Arresting. Haunting.

    This is advertising elevated to an art.

    Posted by: WebHybrid | Nov 17, 2011 2:05:29 PM

  7. Maybe I missed something, but it looked like the only true "love" scenes either involved a man and a woman or two women. The one instance where I think (not sure) I saw two men kissing ended in one of the two pushing the other one away rather violently.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 17, 2011 2:11:58 PM

  8. That scene was there, but there were also guys kissing affectionately. Like in the screen grab above, where the guys are shirtless.

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 17, 2011 2:14:48 PM

  9. @Paul R Are you sure the blonde is a man? It didn't look like it to me; if it is, they sure seem to have gone out of their way to make it ambiguous, unlike the scenes involving two women....and the scenes involving the soldiers were more like the traditional male bonding you would see in the military rather than an example of one-to-one same-sex attraction, particularly when you consider what comes immediately after--a number of "fight" scenes of various sorts.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 17, 2011 2:22:49 PM

  10. Wow. Powerful and beautiful.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 17, 2011 2:44:40 PM

  11. Probably androgynous male kissing possibly androgynous male.

    Woo hooooooooooo.....

    Benetton discovered long ago that all you have to do to sell clothes is evoke strong emotions, even meaninglessly.

    Posted by: BobN | Nov 17, 2011 2:45:28 PM

  12. Beautiful video. And the message needs spread as much as possible in our day and time.

    Posted by: Bobby | Nov 17, 2011 2:59:33 PM

  13. Nice ad. Reminds me of the recent Levi's ad that featured protesting/rioting and love scenes.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Nov 17, 2011 3:05:18 PM

  14. Very powerful ad. The scene which struck me the most was the two muslim women kissing while trying to stay undetected.

    Posted by: FMB | Nov 17, 2011 3:30:05 PM

  15. Very stirring, but were they all wearing Benetton clothing?

    Posted by: moike | Nov 17, 2011 3:31:41 PM

  16. I remember wearing their clothing back when i was 18-19? We thought it was so cool and european. Glad they are back!

    Posted by: zeddy | Nov 17, 2011 4:11:36 PM

  17. The scene where the two Muslim women shared a kiss even while looking around themselves in fear of being seen was the most poignant.

    Posted by: moony | Nov 17, 2011 5:31:14 PM

  18. That was a very effective piece of advertising

    Posted by: jaragon | Nov 17, 2011 6:27:24 PM

  19. Well I'll be the pope's nose!

    Posted by: kodiak | Nov 17, 2011 8:17:52 PM

  20. Love, love, love.

    Posted by: John | Nov 18, 2011 9:00:54 AM

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