Wednesday, 13 February 2008

"Jesus" cosmetics offend Singapore Catholics

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Complaints from local Catholics have prompted Topshop stores in Singapore to withdraw a range of cosmetics. The "Lookin' Good for Jesus" collection, from US-based company Blue-Q, includes a "Virtuous vanilla" lip balm and a "Get Tight with Christ" hand and body cream. The "Lookin' Good for Jesus" branding depicts Jesus standing tall while being admired by two attractive (albeit cartoon) women.

One offended individual, Grace Ong, 24, was happy to explain to a local newspaper why she was offended: "Why would anyone use religious figures to promote vanity products? It's very disrespectful and distasteful."

[Thanks Christina]