September 24, 2014
Barbie as the Virgin Mary? Ken as Jesus? Italian Catholics are not amused
Photo courtesy of Pool & Marianela Facebook page
Two Argentinian artists, Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini, produced 33 dolls of various religious figures for a show named "Barbie, The Plastic Religion," which opens in Buenos Aires on Oct. 11.
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ROME (RNS) The two artists said there was no way they would depict the Prophet Muhammad out of their great respect for Islam, but stressed they did not intend to offend any religion.