Is nothing sacred anymore?!
No, no it isn’t.
The UK men’s mag, Loaded, published this cover with model Lucy Pinder poking fun at Pope Benedict XVI’s retirement, and predictably the Catholic League is NOT happy!
Their fearless leader, Bill Donohue, stated:
"Lucy Pinder shouldn't have any problem turning men's heads, so it is all the more gratuitous to see her wearing a priest's stole, stitched with crosses, nicely covering her plus-sized chest. If Lucy has any guts, perhaps next time she'll carefully drape herself in some Islamic garb during Ramadan. And then run for the hills.”
Whether the last comment was sarcastic or not, it was a bit tasteless considering he’s trying to defend his own religion.
Lucy also commented on the shoot saying it was “tongue-in-cheek.”
And while they could have made a better cover choice, we agree that people should lighten up a little about this.
It’s a men’s magazine after all!
[Image via Loaded Magazine.]
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