Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism.
In fact, outside of her family members and particularly passionate sex tape connoisseurs, it’s rare to hear anyone say anything positive about Mrs. Kardashian-West.
We’ve heard all the familiar complaints before:
Kim lacks talent; she’s the world’s greatest narcissist; she’s set an impossible standard with regard to butt size … The list goes on and on.
But one thing that Kim has never been accused of before (at least outside of the Westboro Baptist Church) is blasphemy.
She crossed that controversy off her bucket list yesterday, thanks to the most ironic use of “virgin” imagery since the dawn of human sexual activity:
As you can see, that’s a prayer candle with a photo of Kim in Virgin Mary mode, and it’s objectively hilarious.
Artists and corporations have been using religious imagery to sell stuff for as long as we’ve had artists and corporations, but for some reason, Kim’s latest merch really struck a nerve with some of her social media followers:
“Disgusting! As a Christian I’m truly offended. If you knew who the Virgin MARY was and represented you would actually be embarrassed,” one woman tweeted.
“Kim Kardashian as the Virgin Mary……. is just as horrible as Kendall’s Pepsi ad…. what’s wrong with y’all, y’all that money hungry?” another asked. (Answer: Yeah. Duh.)
And, of course, no witch burning would be complete without a healthy dose of slut-shaming.
“Funny but you are not virgin from anywhere baby,” one guy helpfully pointed out to the mother of two.
There’s a whole lot of knee-jerkin’ going on here.
It’s enough to make you wonder if these people get angry every time an actor portrays Jesus.
Anyway, it seems the candle was offered as part of a 4/20 sale on Kim’s website.
Most of the new items were weed-related, including a hat and lighter that read, “Sorry for what I said while I was high.”
The whole thing begs the question:
Is Kim a stoner and she’s somehow managed to keep it a secret all these years?
We have our doubts.
We’re pretty she doesn’t need drugs, as no one has ever experienced a high as intense ad the one Kim gets when she looks in the mirror.
It was probably just an attempt to cash in on 4/20 coordinated by whoever runs her website, and Kim was probably only vaguely aware it was taking place.
The story has a happy ending, as that person probably got a promotion when Kim woke up and saw that her name was trending because of a candle.