Is This Human Rights Celebration Funny or Tasteless?

By: Ayman - Published: May 15, 2009 • References: coloribus
The International Society For Human Rights is celebrating the 60 year anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by smashing birthday cakes in the faces of some world dictators.

Well, not in reality. They do that with Photoshop. The effect, however, is still funny (or offensive, depending on your politics).

The ads are from Germany and were created by Scholz & Friends, Berlin.

The creative team includes photographer Hans Starck, creative directors Matthias Spaetgens and Michael Winterhagen, art director Marc Ebenwaldner, and copywriter Stephan Schaefer. Stats for Dictator Cake-Smashing Trending: Older & Chilly
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