29 December 2005

The Catholics get all the good outrage. After the Piss Christ and the supermodels’ Last Supper, comes artist Steve Rosenthal’s condom-wrapped Virgin Mary statuette, with the cup at the end of Mary’s “delicate veil of latex” arranged to replace the traditional roal crown. An advertisement for the statue, designed to coincide with World AIDS Day on December 1st, was published in the Jesuit weekly, America. The magazine has since called the publication of the ad a terrible mistake, and has apologized in its latest issue.