Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Painting Nuns

Continuing on the theme of "what on earth were they thinking", is another inappropriate ad which got the Catholic church all impassioned.

I really do not get the ad and I was in agency for donkey years. But I must say ... nice butt.

Naked-Man Ad Riles Hub Catholics

Fitness Company Says Human Body Is Art

POSTED: 1 January 30, 2008

BOSTON -- A fitness club ad running in Boston magazine that depicts nuns sketching a naked man has triggered protests among some members of the Bay State's Catholic community.

The ad for the Equinox Fitness Club is running in this month's issue and two Catholic organizations blasted the photo Tuesday, the Boston Herald reported, saying the Catholic League, the Archdiocese of Boston and the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts all decried the ad as offensive.

C.J. Doyle of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts told the Herald the ad “portrays a callous contempt for the sensibility of Catholics.

The fitness company responded with a written statement saying, "Our ad campaigns are based on personal motivation and fantasy and throughout history the body has been considered a form of art."

The company only has one gym in Boston.

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