Controversial Art Project Addressing Violence Against Children is Censored By Facebook
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September 10, 2013

On 16th November 2011, in Paris, Alessandro Benetton launched and presented to the press Unhate, the worldwide communication campaign. The film Unhate tells of the precarious balance and complex interweaving between the drive to hate and the reasons to love. (benetton)

Cuban artist and creative director Erik Ravelo is used to having his artwork censored. He was, after all, the man behind United Colors of Benetton's UnHate campaign, which featured doctored photos of world leaders making out.

Yet his newest project, a personal artwork unrelated to his career as a creative director, has managed to spark even more controversy. "I had people writing me, threatening me," he said in a phone conversation with the Huffington Post. "At first the project was fun but it got a little out of hand."

Priest (Erik Ravelo)

"Los Intocables," which translates to "The Untouchables," is what Ravelo refers to as a "human installation," featuring a variety of issues plaguing children around the world. "The right to childhood should be protected," Ravelo writes on his website, a theme driving the visually disturbing works.

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