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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-04 10:10 AM
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Harrods apology over Hindu bikinis
Snip from BBC News

A mannequin sports the withdrawn Roberto Cavalli range
London's famous Harrods department store has apologised to its customers for selling controversial underwear bearing images of Hindu goddesses.

Harrods removed the underwear and swimwear range from sale after a protest by a Hindu pressure group.

Hindu Human Rights said the garments, created by Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, insulted the religion.

The store said: "We apologise to those customers who have been offended or distressed by the situation."

More:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3790315.stm


NB: Robert Cavalli not to be confused with "God's Banker" ROBERTO CALVI.....don't think Banco Ambrosiano fall guy ever designed bikinis or got murdered for it..........

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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-04 10:16 AM
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1. Are the "Christ on the Cross" boxer shorts next?
They're not going to stop making those are they?
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-04 10:18 AM
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2. religious people are funny!
i would totally wear that!
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sangh0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-04 10:27 AM
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3. Now there's a God I could get on my knees and pray to
In fact, I think I might have already!
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-04 10:35 AM
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4. lol!
me too
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-04 10:39 AM
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5. Hinduism was not always so prudish....
Edited on Wed Jun-09-04 10:40 AM by Bridget Burke
(Can't get the picture to post...)

But, read more about the temple at Khajuraho here: www.kamat.com/kalranga/erotica/khaju.htm

Of course, the commercialization is a bit rude.




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