Don’t Upset The Religioners
So, Iran may boycott the 2012 Olympics unless the logo is changed because it spells ‘Zion’ and is part of a pro-Israeli lobby. Actually, that idea has been knocking about on the interweb for ages and there are videos showing the ‘letters’ rearranged accordingly, but it’s just a representation of ‘2012’.
Now, if somebody wanted to pull out because of the logo’s sheer crapness, that I could understand, seeing as it lacks any quality you would care to associate with the Olympics; grace, strength, elegance, endurance, style etc. and appears to be more like something you’d have found outside an eighties discount shop in Sheffield.
A note to any Arab extremists who don’t like it; Wolff Olins, the company paid a hilarious amount of money to come up with this dog, is right next door to me, so please don’t bomb it. I already have to pay terrorist insurance for living next to King’s Cross Station.
Well, logos change all the time. Here’s the Starbucks ‘Mermaid with two tails’ logo and its original version, which was abandoned when it became popular.
That’s right, they took out the bare breasts so they could sell coffee to more conservative communities. But that’s nothing. The latest edition of the Hollywood Reporter investigates different versions of movies being shown to faith and non-faith audiences in the US. In Dennis Quaid’s upcoming pro-faith ‘Soul Surfer’, the words ‘Holy Bible’ were erased from the book Quaid was reading his daughter and reinserted.
Meanwhile Justin Bieber’s ‘Never Say Never’ was quietly screened to religious leaders to sell in because the Feather-Cut Homunculus has announced he prays and reads the Bible twice a day. And if anyone doubts that US Christianity and Arabic fundamentalism are going down the same route, Hollywood Reporter also points out that in upcoming indie drama ‘Doonby’, actress Jenn Gotzon has her cleavage digitally removed to give her a more modest neckline for Christians. This is apparently known as ‘wardrobe enhancement’.
The word ‘Modest’ features heavily in Muslim culture. This is called a ‘Modestkini’ swimsuit, and comes in an attractive range of fabrics and colours. And if you’re worried about that being too provocative, there’s a much baggier version on their site.