A retailer in Singapore has committed a fatal sin: tainting religion with humor. Local Catholics have gotten their collective panties in a bunch about a line of Jesus-themed cosmetics being sold there, and of course the products have been removed from all three shops selling it. Wow, three shops…talk about an epidemic.
The products included a “Virtuous vanilla” lip balm and a “Get Tight with Christ” hand and body cream, featuring a picture of Christ flanked by two adoring women. “Why would anyone use religious figures to promote vanity products? It’s very disrespectful and distasteful,” the Straits Times newspaper quoted accountant Grace Ong, 24, as saying.
So…with sexual predator priests and a very scary Pope making a mockery of your church and destroying peoples’ lives, you actually find time to be offended by kitsch items? I never hear anyone complain about Virgin Mary nightlights or bobble-head Jesus dashboard ornaments being blasphemous, so let’s just get over ourselves and have a sense of humor, shall we?
In fact, I encourage you virginal ladies (and certain flavors of men) to buy some of this stuff. Just head on over to Amazon where they currently have several goodies in stock: lip balm, a compact mirror, a shopper tote bag, and a mini kit which contains “mirrored Jesus statuette, vanilla nectar lip balm, Easter-Lily hand & body cream (with sparkle!) and a folding mirror compact.” Get yours today! The power of Christ compels you!
Mmmm, gurl… You lookin’ hot for Jesus.
(Thanks to Critter for sending this. 🙂