Kim Kardashian Wears Virgin Mary Dress, Pisses Off the World Yet Again
Remember earlier this week when, to celebrate the sacred holiday of 4/20, Kim Kardashian put a surprising new line of merchandise on her website?
Perhaps you don’t. It was 4/20, after all.
To recap, Kim released some nifty new items like pieces of clothing proudly displaying the message “Sorry for what I said while I was high,” a few lighters, and something called an “ass tray.”
But the most controversial item for sale was — wait for it — a prayer candle lovingly decorated with a photo of Kim as the Virgin Mary.
Or insanely blasphemous, depending on your outlook.
As it turns out, many, many people were offended by the candle. And, as always, they took to social media to announce their displeasure.
“Really your face on the candle of the Virgin Mary are you that vane?” one person asked her. “Ooh wee are you going to get the wrath of God.”
Another outraged soul wrote “Have you no respect for the Virgin Mary!!!! I am offended by your candle! Shame on you disrespecting Jesus’ mother!”
One particularly salty person said “If anything, your face deserves to be on the fire inside the candle.”
But hey, to be fair, maybe Kim wasn’t fully aware of all the pieces in this new line or merchandise before she signed off on it, you know? She is a busy woman, after all.
It could have been someone else’s idea, and she just agreed to it without really considering it.
Well, that could be possible, if Kim didn’t step out in a Virgin Mary dress shortly after the controversy began.
Yes, photos have made their way to the internet of Kim wearing a short, tight, see-through dress with a photo of Mary herself (not the Kim/Mary hybrid from the candle) right in the middle of her chest.
She’s obviously not sorry.
And the Catholic League itself considers the dress a step too far — they said as much in a scathing new statement they made about Kim.
The statement begins with “We’ve never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary — she is a former porn star — so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative.”
“Former porn star”? Yeah, this is going to get bad.
The Catholic League takes issue with Kim’s candle, of course, but also with its inclusion with the other weed-tastic items. They also refer to an item with her “bare mammoth behind” on it.
Amazing. Simply amazing.
They hate on Kim’s dress, which, honestly, is actually kind of cute, then close the statement with a solid bit of shade.
“We know that she and her family have been through a lot — their problems are mostly self-induced — but that is no excuse for ripping off Catholic iconography to make a quick buck and grab headline news.”
Kim hasn’t responded to this statement or any of the controversy, and we doubt she will.
But man, what a roller coaster this has been.