Outrage in Chile at busty Virgin Mary models – Reuters


SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A prominent fashion designer has sparked outrage in Chile by dressing up models like the Virgin Mary — in some cases with ample, near-naked breasts.

The Roman Catholic Church condemned Ricardo Oyarzun’s plans for a show featuring the models, and a conservative group tried unsuccessfully to block it in court.

Oyarzun said he had received telephone threats and had excrement smeared on his doorstep.

“There is no pornography here, there’s no sex, there are no virgins menstruating or feeling each other up,” Oyarzun said ahead of the catwalk show set to be held at a Santiago nightclub later on Thursday. “This is artistic expression.”

He said his designs — which include halos, look as though they come from a nativity scene and include religious icons — were inspired by the Virgin Mary but not intended to represent her.

“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,” Chile’s Episcopal Conference, which includes Catholic bishops, said in a statement.

The show is more evidence that Chile, heavily influenced by the church for decades, is shaking off its reputation as one of the most socially conservative countries in Latin America.

(Reporting by Monica Vargas; Writing by Simon Gardner; Editing by Xavier Briand)

What is wrong with these people? Have they totally run out of new ideas that they have to resort to cheap tricks?? What about the models, have they no shame? All they had to do is NO or is that too difficult for them? Hopefully they will come to their senses and realise what they are doing is so very wrong on so many levels. *sighs*

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  1. haiyah.. again. nahmind, most to most they go to hell only la.

    • A year ago I probably wouldn’t even bat an eyelid at this sort of news but ever since I have developed a devotion to her it irks me that they want to tarnish her image! Well all the more reason to pray for their conversion I suppose….

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