Nude Mary Spurs Playboy Apology

A nude model resembling the Virgin Mary on the cover of the Mexican edition of Playboy Magazine has prompted the US firm to apologise (from Skynews.com).15178905

clipped from news.sky.com

The publication hit newsstands on December 1, only days before a major Mexican festival dedicated to the mother of Jesus.

The cover shows a model wearing nothing but a white cloth over her head and breasts.

She is standing in front of a stained glass window with the cover line, “We Love You, Maria” in Spanish – the model’s name is Maria Florencia Onori.

The Virgin of Guadalupe, said to have appeared to a sixteenth century Indian peasant, is Mexico’s most revered Roman Catholic figure.

An annual pilgrimage to a Mexico City basilica dedicated to her is one of the world’s largest religious events.

In a statement, Chicago-based Playboy Enterprises Inc said the Mexican edition of the magazine is published by a licensee, and the frim did not approve the cover.

blog it

 

Comments

  1. halah, ada2 aja 😛

    the writers last blog post..Weekly Friday quiz – The Snow Test

  2. I agree that Playboy should apologize, although I don’t think the model represents Virgin Mary

  3. Still waiting for nude Jesus though.

    therrys last blog post..Workstations You’d Love To Have

  4. it is hurting everybody who loves Virgin Mary so much

  5. Bukan sebuah berita besar nampaknya. Maybe because Catholics aren’t that reactive? 😀

    bung tobings last blog post..When Swearing is Justified

  6. @thewriter: sensation, sensation, that always sells.

    @boy: did you look it up close and personal?:P

    @therry: hmm, maybe playgirl has it!

    @prihandoko: apparently that’s why people in Mexico are mad.

    @bung tobing: nope, exactly. Maybe because they are more mature?

  7. Hm, she’s beautiful but not like the virgin mary, who appear in front of Indian peasant.
    I love Virgin Mary so much but if people wants to show their love through their “creativity”, well, it’s their right, isn’t it ?
    I love the idea though :-p

    tere616s last blog post..The Cost of Beauty

  8. another example of never “judge a book by it’s cover” :)

    mystery shoppers last blog post..Dirty Mind

  9. I think the attitudes of Chrstians and Catholics are just like you said, more mature. They don’t feel the need to defend their God or saints, and they have the general attitude of forgiving people that has wronged them because they know these people ‘doesn’t know better’

    Imagine if Mohammad is portrayed in the cover of playboy, or even the Thai King (Thais are also very anal about their king being mocked).. I’m sure it’ll be the start of another world war..

    rima fauzis last blog post..The new hero of the Arab world a shoe fetish

  10. she kinda looks like Rachel Leigh Cook in that picture..

    I second Rima’s first paragraph ^^’v

    yoanityas last blog post..The world is going to have more long distance relationships.

  11. well..for sure the model name is indeed Maria, and people don’t see her looks like the Immaculate Maria (how did Maria actually look like? :-D), therefore apology is actually unnecessary. The apology is a good marketing though, cause now more people are aware of that magazine edition of Maria :))
    I think nude Jesus can be found in Mexico or any Spanish speaking country, cause it’s a common name there 😀

    Oris last blog post..Quirky Tag and Haiku Contest

  12. Rima: maybe Christian or Catholics are more mature – although considering they almost ban Da Vinci Code, we know that people are ready to die to defend what they believe in, no matter how silly it is.

    Yoanitya: really? you must take a good look at the cover very closely. Or do you have a copy at home? 😉

    Ori: I don’t believe you until you prove it! Send the picture of nude Jesus please LOL 😀

  13. Talking about religious mockery, there is a new cult-like religion called Lia Eden – well not exactly new but it’s the first time I heard – and it’s quite outrageous. The woman who started it basically picked everything fro every religion and put it all into a new one. She even wrote a revelation thing which she said was from Gabriel (the angel) to SBY about him not being elected again next year. LOL.

    therrys last blog post..What’s on Therry’s Desk?

  14. Therry: I knew ibu Lia (before she turned into err… a crazy lady), over 20 years a go. She is from Makassar, and was famous for being a regular on TV show, teaching how to make paper flowers and had a very famous traditional dance group which was always get picked to perform in government events. She was respected by the community. How she turned into this state, I have no idea. Such a sad story.

  15. The model looks too covered-up for such magazine! Plus she looks incredible young, is she 21 yet?

Speak Your Mind

*

To help prevent spam, please answer the match challange: *

CommentLuv badge