Man. Take religious-themed pictures in the name of fashion and everyone gets their panties up in a wad. Throw the word ‘bible’ in there and people really flip their archaic powdered wigs.
Kate Moss and W magazine are both under fire for a recent photo shoot that Moss did for the magazine’s March 2012 issue. The article headline blares, “Good Kate, Bad Kate: Whether angel or devil, Kate Moss beguiles in any guise.” Innocent enough, right? No. Apparently not quite. According to Radar Online, several religious groups are outraged:
They [the photos] have caused outrage among conservative groups, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
“Clearly W magazine needs to generate some controversy to pretend it matters, so it’s turned to today’s standby and decided to bash Christianity,” Dan Gainor of the Culture and Media Institute exclusively told RadarOnline.com. “Everything W has done here, from making the issue the ‘Fashion Bible’ to having Moss hold a crucifix provocatively between her legs, is designed to provoke controversy and mock religion. We get it, hating Christians is certainly in fashion. … Interestingly, W tried to create twin covers showing a good and a bad Kate Moss. Given how twisted W is for mocking religion, they should have stuck to just one cover — the bad — to reflect the magazine itself. While Moss can be faulted for appearing in this spread, it’s the responsibility of the magazine’s editors not to try to profit by denigrating faith. Instead of high-brow fashion, readers get low-brow bigotry,” he concluded.
I don’t know. I go to church every week, believe it or not, and I think the shoot is perfectly OK. Not only do I think it’s OK, I actually think it’s pretty creative, and Kate frankly looks awesome. The shoot is kind of risque, and though W made a play on “good” and “bad,” using religious aspects like angels and devils and demons or whatever, it’s still a play on words. For the sake of fashion. It’s not like we’re talking the mockery of war-ravaged countries on the brink of social eruption or something.
Come on now. Don’t we all have more important things to worry about than something like this? Girlfriend most recently posed as David Bowie – how bad can it all really be?