Magazine cover sparks outrage in US

Lucy Pinder

Lucy Pinder

First published in News

HAMPSHIRE model Lucy Pinder has sparked controversy after posing for a magazine - dressed in a priest's robe.

The ex-Page 3 girl, from Winchester, has appeared on the cover of men's magazine Loaded in an edition focusing on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI's retirement.

But the image, which shows Saints supporter Lucy wearing an open white robe, a cross around her neck and holding another cross in her hand, has sparked outrage among millions of Catholics in the US.

The magazine has come under fire from the Catholic League, an influential religious organisation in America, after using the picture above the headline 'For God's Sake'.

The 29-year-old is also wearing stockings and suspenders beneath a priest's stole.

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, is reported as saying: "Lucy Pinder shouldn't have any problem turning men's heads, so it is all the more gratuitous to see her wearing a priest's stole, stitched with crosses, nicely covering her plus-sized chest."

"If Lucy has any guts, perhaps next time she'll carefully drape herself in some Islamic garb during Ramadan. And then run for the hills."

A Loaded magazine spokesman told The Sun: "It wasn't aimed with the intention of upsetting the Catholic Church or the Vatican.

"However if they do want to consider Lucy Pinder for the Papal vacancy we will put it to her."

Magazine bosses and Lucy Pinder herself have both leapt to the defence of the cover.

The model said that the lads' mag “simply wanted a current news theme to the shoot, based on the unprecedented events of a Pope resigning.”

She added that the shoot was “meant to be fun and very tongue-in-cheek, the intention was not to cause offence.”

A spokesman from Loaded has said that the cover was not aimed at upsetting the Catholic Church or the Vatican.

But he added: “However if they do want to consider Lucy Pinder for the Papal vacancy we will put it to her."

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9:39am Sat 9 Mar 13

Linesman says...

I think that Bill Donohue and members of the Catholic League have far greater problems to deal with at present, than to worry their heads about a pin-up's photo-shoot.

Perhaps he should direct his attention to the latest news from Scotland regarding the activities of some Catholic priests up there.
I think that Bill Donohue and members of the Catholic League have far greater problems to deal with at present, than to worry their heads about a pin-up's photo-shoot. Perhaps he should direct his attention to the latest news from Scotland regarding the activities of some Catholic priests up there. Linesman
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9:43am Sat 9 Mar 13

Subject48 says...

Echo; please post the offending photo so we can judge for our self’s if they are offensive!!!!!
:P
Echo; please post the offending photo so we can judge for our self’s if they are offensive!!!!! :P Subject48
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9:51am Sat 9 Mar 13

SOULJACKER says...

Hahahaha, yeah cause we all know what that lot would like to see in a magazine don't we :D

The church are so up themselves & hypocritical now it's no wonder that people are turning to other religions.

Still, if you need to live your life from an old story book that has never been proved to be true, you need to check your head for sure
Hahahaha, yeah cause we all know what that lot would like to see in a magazine don't we :D The church are so up themselves & hypocritical now it's no wonder that people are turning to other religions. Still, if you need to live your life from an old story book that has never been proved to be true, you need to check your head for sure [(-_-)] SOULJACKER
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9:56am Sat 9 Mar 13

SOULJACKER says...

Mind you, I just looked at that pic on the front cover of 'Loaded' magazine & I gotta say that if the priest looked like that, I would be in church 'EVERY' Sunday.

Very nice picture Miss Lucy :)
Mind you, I just looked at that pic on the front cover of 'Loaded' magazine & I gotta say that if the priest looked like that, I would be in church 'EVERY' Sunday. Very nice picture Miss Lucy :) SOULJACKER
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10:08am Sat 9 Mar 13

southy says...

Thumbs up to Lucy
Thumbs up to Lucy southy
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10:16am Sat 9 Mar 13

chunky_lover says...

shes fit.
shes fit. chunky_lover
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10:17am Sat 9 Mar 13

Brite Spark says...

http://www.digitalsp
y.co.uk/showbiz/news
/a464213/lucy-pinder
-angers-the-catholic
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-priest-photos.html
http://www.digitalsp y.co.uk/showbiz/news /a464213/lucy-pinder -angers-the-catholic -league-over-topless -priest-photos.html Brite Spark
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11:27am Sat 9 Mar 13

SouthamptonLegend says...

Brite Spark wrote:
http://www.digitalsp

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/a464213/lucy-pinder

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-priest-photos.html
I've never seen a priest dressed like that!
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: http://www.digitalsp y.co.uk/showbiz/news /a464213/lucy-pinder -angers-the-catholic -league-over-topless -priest-photos.html[/p][/quote]I've never seen a priest dressed like that! SouthamptonLegend
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11:29am Sat 9 Mar 13

Subject48 says...

She still hasn't called...
She still hasn't called... Subject48
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11:57am Sat 9 Mar 13

Rockhopper says...

The Catholic Church should focus on the numerous scandals that have been attributed to their Priests.
Lucy Pinder should be the least of their worries.
The Catholic Church should focus on the numerous scandals that have been attributed to their Priests. Lucy Pinder should be the least of their worries. Rockhopper
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12:22pm Sat 9 Mar 13

J.P.M says...

As a religious man, I was so outraged by the pictures, that I have bashed the bishop twice.
As a religious man, I was so outraged by the pictures, that I have bashed the bishop twice. J.P.M
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12:58pm Sat 9 Mar 13

Stillness says...

J.P.M wrote:
As a religious man, I was so outraged by the pictures, that I have bashed the bishop twice.
I hear that bishop bashing is becoming very popular with members of the press nowadays. Looks like it may be spreading. Personally I think she is very brave associating herself with the priesthood. I wouldn't mind betting that a few priests will join in with the bishop bashing once they get to see the pictures
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: As a religious man, I was so outraged by the pictures, that I have bashed the bishop twice.[/p][/quote]I hear that bishop bashing is becoming very popular with members of the press nowadays. Looks like it may be spreading. Personally I think she is very brave associating herself with the priesthood. I wouldn't mind betting that a few priests will join in with the bishop bashing once they get to see the pictures Stillness
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1:03pm Sat 9 Mar 13

mushrooms says...

I am a catholic & think that Lucy Pinder is very pretty. I am certain that if there is a god who created us then he/she is very pleased with her & doubt that he/she is at all upset by the clothes she does or does not wear.
I am a catholic & think that Lucy Pinder is very pretty. I am certain that if there is a god who created us then he/she is very pleased with her & doubt that he/she is at all upset by the clothes she does or does not wear. mushrooms
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1:14pm Sat 9 Mar 13

Stillness says...

mushrooms wrote:
I am a catholic & think that Lucy Pinder is very pretty. I am certain that if there is a god who created us then he/she is very pleased with her & doubt that he/she is at all upset by the clothes she does or does not wear.
Mushrooms is a very fitting name for a follower of the Catholic faith. Kept in the dark and fed on horse***t
[quote][p][bold]mushrooms[/bold] wrote: I am a catholic & think that Lucy Pinder is very pretty. I am certain that if there is a god who created us then he/she is very pleased with her & doubt that he/she is at all upset by the clothes she does or does not wear.[/p][/quote]Mushrooms is a very fitting name for a follower of the Catholic faith. Kept in the dark and fed on horse***t Stillness
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3:02pm Sat 9 Mar 13

SotonLad says...

If the Catholics don't like it, don't buy the magazine. Simple.
If the Catholics don't like it, don't buy the magazine. Simple. SotonLad
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3:40pm Sat 9 Mar 13

Golf girl says...

Brilliant, go Lucy. Good Catholics shouldn't be buying loaded anyway
Brilliant, go Lucy. Good Catholics shouldn't be buying loaded anyway Golf girl
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5:56pm Sat 9 Mar 13

downfader says...

Just googled the cover... it aint that bad tbh. Pretty mild.

Perhaps the Catholic Church should just get a hold of themselves... in a manner of speaking ;-)
Just googled the cover... it aint that bad tbh. Pretty mild. Perhaps the Catholic Church should just get a hold of themselves... in a manner of speaking ;-) downfader
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8:02pm Sat 9 Mar 13

Linesman says...

J.P.M wrote:
As a religious man, I was so outraged by the pictures, that I have bashed the bishop twice.
I think that confirms that you are, what a lot of readers thought you were.
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: As a religious man, I was so outraged by the pictures, that I have bashed the bishop twice.[/p][/quote]I think that confirms that you are, what a lot of readers thought you were. Linesman
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8:49pm Sat 9 Mar 13

Lockssmart says...

J.P.M is a Troll
J.P.M is a Troll Lockssmart
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9:10pm Sat 9 Mar 13

J.P.M says...

Linesman wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
As a religious man, I was so outraged by the pictures, that I have bashed the bishop twice.
I think that confirms that you are, what a lot of readers thought you were.
Twice a day - wether I need it or not
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: As a religious man, I was so outraged by the pictures, that I have bashed the bishop twice.[/p][/quote]I think that confirms that you are, what a lot of readers thought you were.[/p][/quote]Twice a day - wether I need it or not J.P.M
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10:48am Sun 10 Mar 13

bazzeroz says...

Lovely picture. Thanks for the link. Now, where's my choir boy?
Lovely picture. Thanks for the link. Now, where's my choir boy? bazzeroz
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