What was she thinking?
Pop celebrity Kim Kardashian recently released a host of new products for fans to buy on her website, one of which looks like a devotional candle to the Blessed Virgin Mary but has Kardashian’s face instead.
Here’s a picture of the blasphemous candle she posted on Twitter:
The product is called “Kim Candle” and costs $18 on her website kimoji.com (warning: there are some other products on this website that may be offensive).
The offensive product has received some strong criticism on Twitter:
The Catholic League also released a statement titled “Kim Kardashian is no Virgin Mary.”
“We know that she and her family have been through a lot—their problems are mostly self-induced,” the statement reads in part, “but that is no excuse for ripping off Catholic iconography to make a quick buck and grab headline news.” You can read their full statement here.
If this candle is upsetting to you, please consider praying an Act of Reparation for Blasphemy Against the Blessed Virgin Mary:
“Most glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, turn thine eyes in pity upon us, miserable sinners; we are sore afflicted by the many evils that surround us in this life, but especially do we feel our hearts break within us upon hearing the dreadful insults and blasphemies uttered against thee, O Virgin Immaculate.
“O how these impious sayings offend the infinite Majesty of God and of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ! How they provoke His indignation and give us cause to fear the terrible effects of His vengeance! We desire, O most Holy Mother, to love thee and to honor thee with all our hearts, since this is the Will of God. And just because we love thee, we will do all that is in our power to make thee honored and loved by all men.
“In the meantime do thou, our merciful Mother, the supreme comforter of the afflicted, accept this our act of reparation which we offer thee for ourselves and for all our families, as well as for all who impiously blaspheme thee, not knowing what they say. Do thou obtain for them from Almighty God the grace of conversion, and thus render more manifest and more glorious thy kindness, thy power and thy great mercy.
“May they join with us in proclaiming thee Blessed among women, the Immaculate Virgin and most compassionate Mother of God. Amen.