Kim Kardashian Under Fire For Likening Herself to the Virgin Mary
Kim Kardashian just can’t do anything right this week!
In an odd turn, Kim thought the best way to celebrate the April 20 holiday — aka 4/20 — was to release a new Kimoji candle.
That’s not the weird part, though — the real strange choice was the image on the candle holder!
For “Weed Day,” she debuted a Virgin Mary-themed candle, with her face in the place of the Catholic saint!
Not only that, she displayed the $18 item on her Kimoji.com website, right next to a $35 “ass tray” ash tray and a $12 pair of “fire weed” socks.
Other marijuana-related merch available for purchase: a variety of printed rolling papers, a Cheetos finger air freshener, and a hat emblazoned with “Sorry for what I said while I was high.”
Needless to say, fans weren’t too pleased with this move — though it seems they’re less concerned with the weed connection, and more with the 36-year-old likening herself to someone so “sacred.”
“So now you're the Virgin Mary? Another bad decision, from diet Flu to Virgin Mary,” one follower tweets.
@KimKardashian So now you're the Virgin Mary? Another bad decision, from diet Flu to Virgin Mary— Alicia Salazar (@Albeehonest) April 20, 2017
Another chimes in, “I don't think this is a fun emoji, for Catholics the Virgin Mary is Sacred.”
@KimKardashian I don't think this is a fun emoji, for Catholics the Virgin Mary is Sacred.— Paola Andrea Roa (@pioroa) April 20, 2017
The sentiment ran deep, with others calling the move “disgusting,” “disrespectful,” and more.
@KimKardashian Disgusting! As a Christian I'm truly offended. If you knew who the Virgin MARY was and represented you would actually be embarrassed.— Heavensvoice Hayes (@Heavenzvoice) April 20, 2017
If the mother of two did see these comments, she’s clearly not paying them any mind.
Hours after the backlash began, Mrs. West was spotted leaving L.A. hotspot Little Next Door Restaurant in a sheer black mini dress.
Per usual, the form-fitting shape and see-through fabric put the reality star on display, but that’s hardly the most noteworthy part of this ensemble.
See that image at the center of her cleavage? A closer inspection reveals a bedazzled image of the Virgin Mary!
We know we should be surprised she’s making holy figures a fashion trend, but let’s be real — she named her child Saint. It was only a matter of time.
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