Skip to comments.'Jesus' cosmetic row in Singapore
Posted on 02/13/2008 5:45:03 AM PST by NYer
The lip balm shows Christ flanked by two women (Photo: Blue Q)
A leading retailer in Singapore has withdrawn a cosmetics range with a Jesus theme after complaints from local Roman Catholics, local media report.
The range, named Lookin' Good for Jesus, was on sale at three Topshop outlets in the Asian city state.
Catholics complained the cosmetics' marketing was disrespectful, full of sexual innuendo and trivialised Christianity.
About 15% of Singapore's 4.4 million population is Christian.
The products included a "Virtuous vanilla" lip balm and a "Get Tight with Christ" hand and body cream, featuring a picture of Christ flanked by two adoring women.
"Why would anyone use religious figures to promote vanity products? It's very disrespectful and distasteful," the Straits Times newspaper quoted accountant Grace Ong, 24, as saying.
A spokesman for the Wing Tai company, which runs Topshop's outlets in Singapore, told the newspaper it did not want to offend its customers, and withdrew the products last month.
It was not clear whether other shops were still selling the range, which is produced by the US-based company, Blue Q.
Maybe it’s pronounced “Hey-Suess” as in “looooooookin’ goooooood fo Hey-Suess!”
Anybody beheaded over it yet?
Change the name to Allah’s Muhammad Cosmetics.
that just...doesn’t make any sense
I gather the company meant no offense. Many Hindus - who are another large minority in Singapore - consider their gods to be very sexual. Perhaps this company thought Christians are like Hindus. Actually, there’s such a wide range of Christians, it’s hard to say what we believe. What I think is fair to say, is that we grapple with the goodness of human sexuality in the context of marriage when we are in public interacting with others who hold different views than our own.
Lookin Good For Jesus-
Sounds like a tag line to me.
The pope just wanted equal air time to MooooHAMHead. I think the catch phrases were ok and did not mean anything slanderous to any of the big 3.
No but the riots start later in the week.
That is the pertinent question, isn't it?