.- America magazine will publish an apology on Todayâs edition about an ad for a offensive Virgin Mary statue.
The ad which was published in its December 5th edition, was for a âExtra Virgin Maryâ statue. It appeared on page 36 of the December 5 edition which displayed a virgin covered with âdelicate veil of latexâ, in English: a condom.
Editor Fr. Christiansen said to CNA he was âdeeply offendedâ by this ad. It first appeared in the magazine "because black-and-white copy of the ad didnât make it evident" it was a condom. He said the magazine will take further steps to be more careful these adds donât appear anymore in the magazine.
Apparently, in spite of various checks before printing, the offensive ad from Steven Rosenthal from the United Kingdom, appeared unnoticed for editors of the magazine.
The statue itself is called âExtra Virgin,â and is described in the add as âA stunning 22cm high statue of the Virgin Mary standing atop a serpent wearing a delicate veil of latex.â The statue can be bought for 300$.
Apparently America magazine didnât realize the words âdelicate veil of latexâ meant condom.
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