Trending this Week: Obama Kisses and Pope Wears Funny Hat

President Obama and Venezuelan Strongman Chavez lock lips.

All you need is love... and maybe a bit of humor. At least according to the folks running the latest United Colors of Bennetton campaign, which has drawn the ire of many around the world.

The new kiss-and-make-up advertising campaign for the clothing manufacturer, dubbed Unhate, which shows digitally altered photos (see below) of world leaders smooching men they'd rather be kicking, went viral this week as soon as special interest groups started protesting.

Ah, just as planned, no doubt.

Although the the campaign was designed with the idea of promoting peace and love,  Bennetton's modus operandi suggests they were ready to deliver a little shock and awe to drum up some attention. Mission accomplished!

And what do digitally altered photos of world leaders engaged in a lip lock have to do with selling colorful checkered shirts that retail for $79? Not much, but it does have plenty to do with pushing the Benetton brand.

Check out the new feature on Bennetton's website - The Kiss Wall.

The Best 404 Error Page of the Week (from a world leader wannabe).

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain's campaign for the White House may be flailing but he defitnly has the best 404 page among the field. Kuddo's to Cain's Web team for finding a stellar use for the normally staid 404 page.

Herman Cain website

World Leaders and Big Name Stars

While we are on the topic of world leaders the following clip, "Presidential Reunion", this week was nominated Best Viral Video at FunnyorDie. Almost a dozen A-list comedians in this sketch. Talk about old school.

Do you have some cool/fun things we may have missed? Please feel free leave a comment below or send us a tweet @BFMweb.

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