Saturday, March 18, 2006

Terrorist Sells?

These are some images from ads for Ripley department stores that were recently published in two Chilean papers; El Mercurio and La Tercera. The perversion of the use of imagery of torture to sell jeans is matched perhaps only by the fact that torture is still a searingly memorable part of the political experience of many Chileans.
[Thanks to Gavin, and indirectly to Lesley and Marcial, for the images]

Update: Following lobbying by Amnesty International, Ripley has agreed to pull the ads. More details here.


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