Saturday, December 13, 2008

Department of No Surprise: Girlie-Magazine Edition

This just in:  Playboy exercises poor taste, lacks discretion.

The Mexican edition of America's oldest continuing softcore publication, excepting we suppose Redbook, has apologized to anybody who will accept its lame apology for a cover showing a naked girl wrapped in a shawl standing in front of some stained glass, with the caption "Te adoremos, Maria."  Better yet, the issue hit the stands just before the celebration of the Virgin of Guadelupe, Mexico's patron saint.

The official apology included this priceless disclaimer: "While Playboy Mexico never meant for the cover or images to offend anyone, we recognize that it has created offense." Genius, huh?  

We suppose there is, technically, a difference between intending offense and doing something that you know will cause offense, even though your real intention is just to sell skin magazines.  But, still, who thought that mocking the beloved icon of the world's largest religious community was going to be a good idea? 

Those dummies had just better be glad that Christians aren't Muslims.  Can you imagine the outcry?  The burning of naked women, or at least pictures thereof (depending upon how radical the group doing the burning was)?     

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