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December 16 2008

Seminude Virgin advertises erotic magazine

Mexican edition of Playboy »(Playboy) had reached this month all-time sales, putting on the cover and subsequent pages of half-naked model in the image of the Virgin Mary, wrote the Mexican and the Spanish press. The magazine went on sale Dec. 1, on the eve of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the country.

With the title "We adore you, Maria, Maria Florencia model Honore (María Florencia Onori) appears on the eight photographs, covered with delusions resembling church. Also used as a background mosaic of the church, leaving no doubt about the religious orientation of a photo shoot.

Playboy representatives explained that the intention of the photographer was not a spectator has an association with the Virgin Mary, but acknowledged that "many took these photos just like this." The article accompanying the pictures titled: "Be Blessed" and it is possible to read the following lines "you have found happiness, Mary, when the sunlight touch your skin and your eyes met our readers."

It is not the first time nudie resort to religious topics as "adware progress." This summer, the Brazilian edition of Playboy obtained a lawsuit, putting on the cover of a naked actress Carol Castro, Catholic religious rosary with a cross. Until now, sold 74,000 copies of the December issue of the magazine.

Without waiting for an official response Vatican and possible prosecution, the main editors of Chicago reported that the Mexican version has its own license, and the central office did not assert its December issue. Nevertheless, in a statement the editor chose to apologize for insulting the feelings of believers, wrote

> Андрей Гальперин

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