Bershka Lebanon Insulting The Virgin Mary

The style takes it’s inspiration from a combination of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico and their Day of the Dead All Hallows Eve celebration during which they visit the grave or the relatives – The skull is not meant to mock. Good design and tee!

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A friend of mine just sent my way the following shirt being sold by Bershka Lebanon for 49,000:

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The shirt called Lady of Skulls features a Virgin Mary-esque image that cannot, even with the most out-of-the-box approaches, not be considered as a distortion of many Christians icons of Mary

I am not the most sensitive person when it comes to religious jabs. In fact, I think we need some of them more often so people can light off a little. Caricatures or comedic approaches to some religious symbols might be acceptable – they are to me – but demonizing religious holy figures for the sake of having fun such as in this case is, quite frankly, unacceptable. I find it revolting and offensive.

 

It’s not about freedom of expression or freedom to wear whatever you want. This isn’t a book I’m saying you should not be reading or…

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