This is not a new story. Thanks to Shaun, I learned about it, albeit a bit late.
It is therefore quite ironic that such an implacable enemy of capitalism has been transformed into a shill for any tawdry product you can imagine: In Spain he is emblazoned on a cigarette packet, in Mexico on a textured condom.Current TV site, on the other hand, put and article on the subject in the rubric "Culture". I wonder what a Che-emblazoned condom has to do with culture, but whatever.
The author of the Current piece says:
While most companies have produced such products as Che air fresheners (smells like Argentine jungle and used underwear), one company in Mexico has gone on to make a Che influenced condom. The condom itself is textured, cherry flavored, and actually usable. And, appropriately for this icon, it comes in magnum size. It's unknown if Che's face is laden somewhere on the condom itself. Due to lack of further info, the reasoning behind the product's creation is also unknown at this time.I believe I can contribute two remarks to the text above:
- There was only one magnum size bit on Che: his mouth.
- As for the reasoning behind the product's creation: it is actually quite clear. Consider for a moment that avoidance of this product's use could bring on another critter like Che to the unsuspecting world...
P.S. Speaking about the Che-related business, there is an Internet place called Che Guevara Shop, doing quite a brisk business with all kind of branded junk, sex accessories included. And more power to them.