Jesus-Themed Cosmetics Fail to Amuse

Mock-religious line pulled from shelves in Singapore
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2008 11:29 AM CST
A Singapore cityscape. A US-made cosmetics line in Singapore has drawn Christian criticism for its mock-religious products.   (
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(Newser) – What would Jesus use? A line of cosmetics that worked just that angle has been whisked from shelves in Singapore after a Catholic backlash, reports the Independent. The US-made line, called "Lookin’ Good for Jesus," drew criticism over slogans for lotions and bubble bath like “Get Tight With Jesus” and “Guaranteed to help you be worthy and get noticed by the King of Kings.”

The products, made by a maverick company in Massachusetts called BlueQ, were meant to be humorous, but Retailer Wing Tai Holdings received a rash of complaints from offended customers in the 14% Christian country. “Why would anyone use religious figures to promote vanity products? It's very disrespectful and distasteful,” said one local. BlueQ manufactures other offbeat brands, including Cat Butt, Dirty Girl, and Wash Away Your Sins.