Church unhappy with sexy Virgin Mary fashion
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.
“We look on with special pain and deplore those acts which seek to tarnish manifestations of sincere love towards 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.
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'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.'