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'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« on: February 12, 2008, 10:33:29 PM »
A leading retailer in Singapore has withdrawn a cosmetics range with a Jesus theme after complaints from local Roman Catholics, local media report.
The range, named Lookin' Good for Jesus, was on sale at three Topshop outlets in the Asian city state.

Catholics complained the cosmetics' marketing was disrespectful, full of sexual innuendo and trivialised Christianity.

About 15% of Singapore's 4.4 million population is Christian.

The products included a "Virtuous vanilla" lip balm and a "Get Tight with Christ" hand and body cream, featuring a picture of Christ flanked by two adoring women.

"Why would anyone use religious figures to promote vanity products? It's very disrespectful and distasteful," the Straits Times newspaper quoted accountant Grace Ong, 24, as saying.

A spokesman for the Wing Tai company, which runs Topshop's outlets in Singapore, told the newspaper it did not want to offend its customers, and withdrew the products last month.

It was not clear whether other shops were still selling the range, which is produced by the US-based company, Blue Q.

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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 04:21:09 PM »
Na wa for them

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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008, 07:23:51 PM »
Thank God, it happened in Singapore and not Iraq.
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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008, 06:31:12 PM »



why?

that's what folks call
commerce without conscience...
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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2008, 06:39:24 PM »
?
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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008, 07:32:53 PM »
Singapore are mostly muslim, so they don't care.

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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008, 07:37:27 PM »
Singapore, muslims? What percentage?
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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2008, 08:33:34 PM »
Singapore, muslims? What percentage?
Have got no figure, Rivermaya can help us, she's closer to Singapore.

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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2008, 09:18:48 AM »
Where is he? I want to know fact before I comment.
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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2008, 11:10:46 AM »



but 15% of a country's population
is no small force...

maybe those concerned aren't ready
for violent protestations...
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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2008, 12:18:10 PM »
Muslims don't like any prophet, saint or angel be painted for fun. They always protest it. Even if it be Jesus. I just wonder why some people forment trouble
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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2008, 12:41:04 PM »



so why didn't the moslems
protest this time around...

olanajim?
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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2008, 12:47:21 PM »
Because the christain had personalised it. That is why I said that if it happen in such place as Iraq, they will blow it out of proportion.

Aside from that, when muslim view the image of jesus on toilet paper, they groan within. But there is nothing they can do as it is beyond their power to stop.
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2008, 12:53:48 PM »



really?

you seem to know how
to speak for everyone...

very intriguing...
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2008, 12:56:06 PM »
I am not speaking for everyone, sir.
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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2008, 02:07:50 PM »
you seem to know how
to speak for everyone...
You guys will blow off my rib.

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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2008, 12:11:08 PM »


olanajim...that's what your
replies imply.

so, who do you speak for?

is it that the professed moslems
are more inclined to rage than
their counterpart professed christians?

my dear prince...watch your ribs!
for beibee and olanajim shan't pay
you a 'sisi' for rib damages...
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2008, 03:06:05 PM »
Yes and No!

Muslims are slow to anger when it come to desecration of any thing they believe. But when they get angry, the "extremists" would take it to higher destructive level.
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2008, 03:17:30 PM »



the 'extremists'....

yes and no!

it's a paradoxical world
for moslems then?

amidst slow and fast to rage...
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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2008, 05:17:58 PM »
Extremism is not part of islam. Let me illustrate.

A man went to the prophet pbuh, after hearing his sermon he declared: I would spend all my days in worship, fast everyday till I die. Stay away from women etc. The prophet was reported to have told him that if the man want to be a believer, he must pray, fast and rest. He must marry. He told his companions that the is no extremism in Islam.

Even quran back it up by saying: we have not revealed the quran for you to become imbecile"

I think extremism was part of Arabs and Jewish culture. It is more of jewish import into Islam and had been around long before Islam. As Islam spreads, the converts, desperate of over doing the religious act introduced foreign acts into Islam.

To round this up, the prophet was reported to have cursed extremists before his death and forbade all kind of innovations in religion. That is the root of muslims' conservationism.
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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2008, 06:59:23 PM »



very informing...

that may explain why we have
sects in islam too?
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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2008, 10:46:05 AM »
Obviously.


Sect in islam did not however affect quran. The muslim worldwide are united when it comes to quran. But when it come to interpretation, they apply it to their culture. On foundamental issues however, they are united.

Take palestine for example. We have the hamas and fatah. Both of them are muslims, fighting for palestinian freedom but the adopt difference approach toward isreal and the west. Yet, they fight one another.

Also of note is shia-sunni dichotomy. . .
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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2008, 06:02:07 PM »



thank you...appreciate the clarification.
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« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2008, 06:35:20 PM »
You are welcome.
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Re: 'Jesus' Cosmetic Row in Singapore
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2008, 05:41:55 PM »
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