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(Kansas City)   "We never intended to offend anyone," says editor about cover featuring buxom Blessed Virgin Mary in bikini, sipping on margarita, and shirtless cowboy with nipple ring   (kansascity.com) divider line 17
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2013-06-29 07:40:22 PM  
4 votes:

Arthur Jumbles: BarkingUnicorn: Arthur Jumbles: [media.kansascity.com image 430x550]
Why does anyone think this is the Virgin Mary? Is the kid with the ice cream cone Jesus?

0/10  Nobody in the Western world is so unfamiliar with Catholic iconography.

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You're right, the similarity is shocking!


New Mexicans prefer the VM of Guadalupe

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Blue cloak - check
Radiant aura - check
Standing on crescent moon - check
2013-06-29 05:45:57 PM  
3 votes:

Godscrack: [drwizard.files.wordpress.com image 500x334]

Grilled cheese Virgin Mary is not impressed.
/lol cotton balls.


Looks more like Grilled Cheese Greta Garbo to me.

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2013-06-29 07:56:38 PM  
2 votes:
New Mexico natives and the Catholic Church have always had a somewhat troubled relationship.
peabody.harvard.edu
2013-06-29 06:31:40 PM  
2 votes:
And not a single riot was held that day.
2013-06-29 06:18:42 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, you did.

You might as well own it. Whether it is or is not offensive is open to debate; but you were totally hoping SOMEONE would be offended. Otherwise, why do it?
2013-06-29 05:48:24 PM  
2 votes:
See, if it were a great big 'beach party' drawing with several other religious figures depicted and no behavior which is objectionable to any faith (no alcohol, for example,) then you could just say "We have a Unitarian on the staff," and it'd be shrugged off. Ganesha and Jesus playing beach volleyball against Krishna and Confucius, the prophet Mohammed sunning himself with his face obscured by a big umbrella and a pet cat on the towel with him, Pope John Paul II sharing sunscreen with Gandhi, the Blessed Mother and Kali handing out popsicles together...that'd be classy and kind of awesome.

Plus, you could draw a lifeguard rescuing L.Ron Hubbard in water-wings.
2013-06-29 05:38:21 PM  
2 votes:
If you're offended, that's your own fault, for having a distorted worldview.

/goddamn religitards
2013-06-29 11:20:26 PM  
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: For those who know nothing of Mexican culture:

The Lady of Guadalupe is a tangible icon of purportedly miraculous origin, similar to the Shroud of Turin.  It is highly revered among Mexican Catholics, and there are quite of those in New Mexico.

The Santa Fe Reporter's "creative" staff and editor surely knew this.  Running that cover was a dick move, and they deserve all the Internet hate that they get.


I have to agree. Here, after seeing the posts about the source it's pretty obvious this was a dick move.

For all the "you must tolerate my dickery" assholes here that say otherwise. fark YOU. This was a thorough dick move and it's amazingly obvious if you know what to look for. They broke the single Wheaton Rule, folks. Don't be a dick.

And thus the people responsible should be cock punched repeatedly until they each give a genuine apology, admitting they knew what they were doing and that they sincerely apologize and promise to NEVER do it again.

The first rule to getting along is this;  treat others as you'd wish to be treated. Simple as that. Is it THAT farking hard to understand? Is it?! They knew that this would upset people and offend other human beings... and still chose to do it... it's a dick thing to do. Period.

If you expect others to respect you ... if you don't want others to think you're a dick... you don't intentionally disrespect others.  Is that so farking hard to get?
2013-06-29 08:04:45 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-06-29 07:51:03 PM  
1 votes:
For those who know nothing of Mexican culture:

The Lady of Guadalupe is a tangible icon of purportedly miraculous origin, similar to the Shroud of Turin.  It is highly revered among Mexican Catholics, and there are quite of those in New Mexico.

The Santa Fe Reporter's "creative" staff and editor surely knew this.  Running that cover was a dick move, and they deserve all the Internet hate that they get.
2013-06-29 07:04:52 PM  
1 votes:

Arthur Jumbles: [media.kansascity.com image 430x550]
Why does anyone think this is the Virgin Mary? Is the kid with the ice cream cone Jesus?


0/10  Nobody in the Western world is so unfamiliar with Catholic iconography.
2013-06-29 07:02:24 PM  
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: A Terrible Human: Gyrfalcon: Yeah, you did.

You might as well own it. Whether it is or is not offensive is open to debate; but you were totally hoping SOMEONE would be offended. Otherwise, why do it?

Cause it's funny?

Things are funny because they are offensive. (Not an original thought with me, btw)

So: You do things like this because you know they are funny/offensive to someone because that's what makes them funny. If it wasn't offensive, it wouldn't also be funny--it would be boring. And nobody would laugh.


Being offended is tragic for the person offended.  All comedy is tragedy that happens to someone else.  Hence this symbol of theater:

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2013-06-29 06:59:48 PM  
1 votes:
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Why does anyone think this is the Virgin Mary? Is the kid with the ice cream cone Jesus?
2013-06-29 05:55:28 PM  
1 votes:
Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.
2013-06-29 05:54:18 PM  
1 votes:

Mirandized: How would anyone take this to be the Virgin Mary? Was it referred to in the story? I certainly saw no reference on the cover -- just some chick in a bikini.


It's the blue headdress. There's a technical term for it, but I can't recall it. Tichel? Mitpachat, maybe? The coloring is also important, that blue was associated with Mary. "In paintings, Mary is traditionally portrayed in blue. This tradition can trace its origin to the Byzantine Empire, from c.500 AD, where blue was "the colour of an empress". A more practical explanation for the use of this colour is that in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, the blue pigment was derived from the rock lapis lazuli, a stone imported from Afghanistan of greater value than gold. Beyond a painter's retainer, patrons were expected to purchase any gold or lapis lazuli to be used in the painting. Hence, it was an expression of devotion and glorification to swathe the Virgin in gowns of blue."

/learned that from reading Christopher Moore.
//the man has a very strong dedication to historical mostly-accuracy, and dick jokes.
2013-06-29 05:42:25 PM  
1 votes:
This isn't offensive because the Blessed Mother should not or does not occasionally wear bikinis or sip margaritas. If she is anything like my mother, I bet she has her own daiquiri recipe and a favorite poolside chair.

This is offensive because Jesus, as our Lord and Savior, has suffered enough and should be spared images of His parents partying. We owe Him at least that very modest favor. Surely we would all, if we could, erase all traces of our parents' past lives and avoid their embarrassing tendencies, we would. Nobody who has watched their completely-lit grandmother hustle half the cute boys at school at pool to the tune of over a hundred dollars could have anything but sympathy for Jesus Christ today.
2013-06-29 05:42:10 PM  
1 votes:
At least they didn't have Mohammed in a bikini.

/Shiatstorm from their fanatics would be nuclear
 
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