Jesus cosmetics withdrawn after complaints
A cosmetic line which received complaints about being "disrespectful" to Jesus, has been taken off the shelves in Singapore.
The Independent reports the tongue-in-cheek range, named Lookin' Good for Jesus, upset Catholics, who said the line trivialised Christianity.
The company also sold a "virtuous vanilla" lip balm, under the slogan "Look your Sunday best! Guaranteed to help you be worthy and get noticed by the King of Kings". Other slogans dreamt up by the company, Blue Q, to sell their gels and lotions included "Get tight with Christ", "Get His Attention" and "Redeem Your Reputation and More".
Singapore's Christian population is about 14 per cent of the 4.4 million total, while more than 50 per cent is Buddhist.
In addition to the cosmetics, the Lookin' Good For Jesus line of products also includes a mirrored Jesus statuette, featuring a drawing of Jesus flanked by two adoring women.
One intriguing item is a "Believe in God Breath Spray", another a Jesus shopping bag.
'Jesus' cosmetics range withdrawn in Singapore after Catholic outrage (The Independent 14/01/08)
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BlueQ Looking Good for Jesus
15 Feb 2008