From The Local:
French charity SOS Méditerranée has lashed out at Italian clothing giant Benetton over an advertising campaign featuring a photograph of migrants being rescued at sea.
“SOS Méditerranée fully dissociates itself from this campaign which displays a picture taken while our teams were rescuing people in distress at sea on June 9,” it said on Twitter on Tuesday.
The picture – published online and in newspapers, according to the NGO – showed migrants in a dinghy wearing red life vests with the logo “United Colors of Benetton” at the bottom.
The “dignity of survivors must be respected at all times,” said SOS Méditerranée. “The human tragedy at stake in the Mediterranean must never be used for any commercial purposes.
Benetton has been pushing multiculturalism and race mixing in their advertising for years, so blatantly depicting these invaders as “stylish” makes perfect sense.
Oddly, this French charity thinks these invaders are being “exploited” rather than blatantly promoted by Benetton. Just goes to show how the Left will always consume itself.