La Virgen de Guadalupe: ‘I’m too sexy for your cover!’ (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO on July 3, 2013 in Cartoons, Cultura

SEXYLUPELa Virgen de Guadalupe’s new Summer 2013 look — as seen on a recent cover of the Santa Fe Reporter — has gotten some people upset. Fox Latino reports:

“If your intent was to in effect slap Catholics across the face, by putting forth this public depiction of Our Lady as a party girl, during the very week that we honor her as our patroness, then I can only say that from my perspective, you succeeded,” wrote the Rev. Adam Lee Ortega y Ortiz, the rector of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, in a letter to the editor. “I must voice my outrage and disgust at the decision to depict Our Lady of Guadalupe in such a demeaning manner. I am personally and professionally insulted by the cover.”

POCHO wants to confess, too! Mea culpa, Padre. We have sinned with some of our recent illustrations, like this one of the Virgin contemplating a pregnancy test:

Image from St. Matthew’s in Auckland, NZ.

And this one with a homegirl Mary representing L.A.:

Image borrowed from The Chita’s Clitoris, a Tumblr well worth your adult eyeballs; the pre-cholafied painting is here.

What’s the deal, Padre Adam Lee Ortega y Ortiz? Are we heading to Hell?

Oh yeah, Father, also these:

Father? Father?


María Purísima July 3, 2013 at 8:44 AM

damn! i wish i had that kind of beach bod! go girl!

El Padre Amaro July 3, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I am appalled that they didn’t do chola make up on La Virgen que mala representacion of chola culture.

Minuto Man July 4, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Man, New Mexico sure has changed. I remember the sh*tstorm when Alma Lopez did up the Virgen in a floral bikini, which was better than the SF Reporter’s lily-white cartoon. It’s summer in New Mexico, for chrissakes! Where’s your freakin’ tan?

Also, the party girl on the picture is probably not even a virgen. I’m just sayin’!!

Where are the closed-minded religious conservatives when you need them?? Viva Our Lady of Controversy!

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