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Re: Outrageous Playboy
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008, 09:18:24 AM »
Whole lotta hoopla about something trivial.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2008, 01:23:16 PM »
Whole lotta hoopla about something trivial.


well, actually, no this isn't so trivial, Ami.

It's no different from  someone throwing shoes to show disdain, or hate. Cultural or religious disrepect is unconscionable.

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Re: Outrageous Playboy
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2008, 01:30:18 PM »
well, actually, no this isn't so trivial, Ami.

It's no different from  someone throwing shoes to show disdain, or hate. Cultural or religious disrepect is unconscionable.

Throwing shoes is a physical attack. Art that you don't like doesn't hurt you physically. Like what someone on TV or radio says, you don't have to look or listen to it. If you don't like the cover of that Playboy, don't buy it. Nobody is hitting you over the head with it.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2008, 01:33:48 PM »
well, actually, no this isn't so trivial, Ami.

It's no different from  someone throwing shoes to show disdain, or hate. Cultural or religious disrepect is unconscionable.

Throwing shoes is a physical attack. Art that you don't like doesn't hurt you physically. Like what someone on TV or radio says, you don't have to look or listen to it. If you don't like the cover of that Playboy, don't buy it. Nobody is hitting you over the head with it.

This unconscionable act is something you wouldn't understand, Ami. You are not a Catholic.

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Re: Outrageous Playboy
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008, 01:51:34 PM »
This unconscionable act is something you wouldn't understand, Ami. You are not a Catholic.

Perhaps you should look up the state religion of Austria sometime.
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 01:53:40 PM »
This unconscionable act is something you wouldn't understand, Ami. You are not a Catholic.

Perhaps you should look up the state religion of Austria sometime.
Playboy magazine apologized for a controversial cover featuring a scantily-clad woman resembling the Virgin Mary, Reuters reported.

The December edition was published Thursday, just before the Mexican festival honoring Mary known as the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Playboy Enterprises Inc., based in Chicago, released a statement Friday explaining that the company did not approve the cover because the Mexican version of the magazine is published by a licensee, according to Reuters.

"While Playboy Mexico never meant for the cover or images to offend anyone, we recognize that it has created offense, and we as well as Playboy Mexico offer our sincerest apologies," the company said.

The magazine features model Maria Florencia Onori wearing nothing but a white cloth over her head and chest.

The release was timed to coincide with the annual pilgrimage to Mexico City celebrating an apparition of the Virgin. The magazine's headline reads in Spanish: "We love you, Mary." About 100,000 copies were printed, Reuters said.

"The image is not and never was intended to portray the Virgin of Guadalupe or any other religious figure," Raul Sayrols, publisher of Playboy Mexico, said in a prepared statement. "The intent was to reflect a Renaissance-like mood on the cover."
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,466565,00.html

Ami,
This Mexican Playboy cover at the very least shows very poor taste. I don't have to look up nada.

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Re: Outrageous Playboy
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 02:00:55 PM »
This Mexican Playboy cover at the very least shows very poor taste. I don't have to look up nada.

Since you won't bother, I'll clue you in. It's Roman Catholicism. That's the way I was raised, and believed, for many years.

And perhaps you should stop using that argument; it's specious at best.
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Re: Outrageous Playboy
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 02:02:33 PM »
Playboy magazine apologized for a controversial cover featuring a scantily-clad woman resembling the Virgin Mary, Reuters reported.

"Raul Sayrols, publisher of Playboy Mexico, meanwhile claimed the image 'is not and never was intended to portray the Virgin of Guadalupe or any other religious figure.'"
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 02:07:51 PM »
This Mexican Playboy cover at the very least shows very poor taste. I don't have to look up nada.

Since you won't bother, I'll clue you in. It's Roman Catholicism. That's the way I was raised, and believed, for many years.

And perhaps you should stop using that argument; it's specious at best.


I just don't agree with your take on this issue, Ami. You tend to force the hand of another poster by insisting that they LOOK UP something, all the while a bit patronizing----get a clue?  LOL What's up Ami? You seem a bit pissy today.

 It's not about being clued in to Roman or not Roman.  I live in NM. Our Lady of Guadalupe is not trivial. Your original point, as I read it. Trivial ??? I just dont' agree that it is so trivial. There is room for argument on trivial vs bad taste. I just believe it to be in very poor taste.

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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 02:08:51 PM »
Playboy magazine apologized for a controversial cover featuring a scantily-clad woman resembling the Virgin Mary, Reuters reported.

"Raul Sayrols, publisher of Playboy Mexico, meanwhile claimed the image 'is not and never was intended to portray the Virgin of Guadalupe or any other religious figure.'"

So they say. Of course they say!! They printed the thing...duh!

Playboy magazine apologized for a controversial cover featuring a scantily-clad woman resembling the Virgin Mary, Reuters reported.

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Re: Outrageous Playboy
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2008, 02:30:28 PM »
The nation of the offended should get over it.

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Does It Offend Rick Sanchez, Yeah?

Wed Dec 17, 2008 at 09:00:00 AM

Oh No! Someone's mixed Catholic imagery and sex! How provocative! How controversial! How unoriginal.

Rick Sanchez, everyone's favorite former Channel Seven newsman, dedicated a good portion of his Twitter-fueled CNN show yesterday to the latest cover of Mexican Playboy that shows a model who may be channeling the Virgin Mary (though, the publisher denies this ...but considering some people see Mary in window stains and grilled cheese he should have known better).

We know, we know. Yesterday was a slow news day, believe us we know, but Sanchez gets outraged (well, he reads outraged Twitter and Facebook comments in an outraged tone) about the cover before bringing in a correspondent from CNN en Espa?ol who admits that there really isn't much of a reaction to the cover in Mexico, where its been on newsstands for a week, before getting outraged herself. Then, to complete the outrage trifecta, Sanchez brings on media-loving Miami priest Father Cutie (aka Father Oprah), who predictably is even more outraged. The video is after the jump. 

We understand why it's offensive, we're not saying it isn't, but come on, this is nothing new. More blasphemous Virgin Mary smut after the jump. 

This is just the tip of the iceberg:
  • In 1982, some lady calling herself Madonna burst onto the pop scene humping floors in rosary beads and singing "Like a Virgin." Catholics were outraged.
  • In 1999, a portrait of Virgin Mary surrounded by tiny vaginas and covered in elephant dung was on display at New York's Brooklyn Museum of Art. Catholics were outraged.
  • In 2000, an adult toy company called "Divine Interventions" starts selling Virgin Mary shaped dildos. Catholics were outraged.
  • In 2002, Italy shuts down adult internet sites that feature Virgin Mary porn, becuase Catholics were outraged.
  • In 2005, apparel company T-Shirt Hell offers a t-shirt that says "Mary Was Only A Virgin If You Don't Count Anal." Catholics were outraged.
  • In 2006, Courtney Love poses for the cover of David LaChapelle's book Heavan and Hell as the Virgin Mary. Catholics. Outraged.
  • Just last month, Brtinery Spears allegedly turned down a role as the Virgin Mary, there by avoiding Catholic outrage.

One of the Twitter comments, tweets as they're know, Rick reads says "The December cover of Playboy is not obscene, it's a cry for publicity. Congrats Playboy, it worked."  Haha, exactly.

Because nothing is guaranteed to generate more controversy than offending the religious, and that is why people will continue to do it. Maybe the offended should stop giving the offenders so much publicity, and accept that stunts like this are going to continue. Plus, hey, the perpetrators are all going to Hell anyway, right?

--Kyle Munzenrieder
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2008/12/does_it_offend_rick_sanchez_ye.php

Cover is at the other end of the link. It's so tame that it's even SFW.
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Re: Outrageous Playboy
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2008, 02:35:35 PM »
The nation of the offended should get over it.

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Does It Offend Rick Sanchez, Yeah?

Wed Dec 17, 2008 at 09:00:00 AM

Oh No! Someone's mixed Catholic imagery and sex! How provocative! How controversial! How unoriginal.

Rick Sanchez, everyone's favorite former Channel Seven newsman, dedicated a good portion of his Twitter-fueled CNN show yesterday to the latest cover of Mexican Playboy that shows a model who may be channeling the Virgin Mary (though, the publisher denies this ...but considering some people see Mary in window stains and grilled cheese he should have known better).

We know, we know. Yesterday was a slow news day, believe us we know, but Sanchez gets outraged (well, he reads outraged Twitter and Facebook comments in an outraged tone) about the cover before bringing in a correspondent from CNN en Espa?ol who admits that there really isn't much of a reaction to the cover in Mexico, where its been on newsstands for a week, before getting outraged herself. Then, to complete the outrage trifecta, Sanchez brings on media-loving Miami priest Father Cutie (aka Father Oprah), who predictably is even more outraged. The video is after the jump. 

We understand why it's offensive, we're not saying it isn't, but come on, this is nothing new. More blasphemous Virgin Mary smut after the jump. 

This is just the tip of the iceberg:
  • In 1982, some lady calling herself Madonna burst onto the pop scene humping floors in rosary beads and singing "Like a Virgin." Catholics were outraged.
  • In 1999, a portrait of Virgin Mary surrounded by tiny vaginas and covered in elephant dung was on display at New York's Brooklyn Museum of Art. Catholics were outraged.
  • In 2000, an adult toy company called "Divine Interventions" starts selling Virgin Mary shaped dildos. Catholics were outraged.
  • In 2002, Italy shuts down adult internet sites that feature Virgin Mary porn, becuase Catholics were outraged.
  • In 2005, apparel company T-Shirt Hell offers a t-shirt that says "Mary Was Only A Virgin If You Don't Count Anal." Catholics were outraged.
  • In 2006, Courtney Love poses for the cover of David LaChapelle's book Heavan and Hell as the Virgin Mary. Catholics. Outraged.
  • Just last month, Brtinery Spears allegedly turned down a role as the Virgin Mary, there by avoiding Catholic outrage.

One of the Twitter comments, tweets as they're know, Rick reads says "The December cover of Playboy is not obscene, it's a cry for publicity. Congrats Playboy, it worked."  Haha, exactly.

Because nothing is guaranteed to generate more controversy than offending the religious, and that is why people will continue to do it. Maybe the offended should stop giving the offenders so much publicity, and accept that stunts like this are going to continue. Plus, hey, the perpetrators are all going to Hell anyway, right?

--Kyle Munzenrieder
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2008/12/does_it_offend_rick_sanchez_ye.php

Cover is at the other end of the link. It's so tame that it's even SFW.

We just disagree on this point of morality, Ami.

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Re: Outrageous Playboy
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2008, 02:48:12 PM »
We just disagree on this point of morality, Ami.

Doing or saying something that another might find offensive is not immoral. If it were, then ANYTHING you did or said could be found to be offensive to SOMEONE, and hence immoral.

Some people find the concept of a public school to be offensive - does that mean that you should be condemned as immoral because you work for one?
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2008, 03:36:38 PM »
We just disagree on this point of morality, Ami.

Doing or saying something that another might find offensive is not immoral. If it were, then ANYTHING you did or said could be found to be offensive to SOMEONE, and hence immoral.

Some people find the concept of a public school to be offensive - does that mean that you should be condemned as immoral because you work for one?

THe cover of the Playboy clearly makes something which is sacred to many Catholic people and places it in context of sleezy which is also personally offensive and yes, immoral. It is also blasphemous.

Immoral in this case is defined by me as wrong. I can make that call. I have that right. I believe the cover to be immoral.
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