Saturday, January 17, 2009

Virgin Mary fashion show angers Chile's Catholics

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It looks like I'm not the only one to notice that the busty "Barbie look" has its essence in the various Queens of the Sky.

Church officials are offended and outraged that Chilean fashion designer Ricardo Oyarzun plans a show featuring clothing patterned on stereotypes of the Virgin Mary, using models with ample cleavage, Reuters reported this week.

A conservative group has filed for an injunction to stop the show, and Orarzun says he has received telephone threats and had excrement smeared on his doorstep. Now that's a nice Christian response!

"There is no pornography here, there's no sex, there are no virgins menstruating or feeling each other up," Oyarzun said. "This is artistic expression."

He said his designs, which include halos and the style of dress often seen in Nativity scenes, were inspired by the Virgin Mary but not intended to represent her.

In a prepared statement, Chile's Episcopal Conference, which includes Catholic bishops, said, "We look on with special pain and deplore those acts which seek to tarnish manifestations of sincere love toward the Virgin Mary, which end up striking at the dignity of womankind by presenting her as an object of consumption."

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You can see all of the photos from this controversial fashion show here!

http://ifitshipitshere.blogspot.com/2009/02/they-can-blog-about-oscars-im-blogging.html
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