Miss Bumbum Replicates The Last Supper In Photo Shoot, Sparks Religious Outrage

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Brazil’s Miss Bumbum contest has sparked outrage among religious communities for alleged blasphemy.

The contestants were photographed mimicking the scene of The Last Supper, a mural painted by Leonardo DaVinci in the 15th century showing Jesus and his disciples breaking bread the evening before he was crucified.

Although the iconic masterpiece has been replicated by hundreds of artists since its creation, the Miss Bumbum version of events has caused outrage among the Catholic community in Brazil and further afield.

Religious leaders in the diocese of Rio de Janeiro claim the image has caused ‘great offence’ to Catholics and, according to the Mirror, even Brazil’s religious intolerance commission condemned the picture.

Father Clesio Vieira said:

Everyone’s talking about it. It has broken the boundaries of ethics and respect, all in the name of money. This isn’t creativity, it’s the vulgarisation of the sacred and is deeply disrespectful.

Daiana Fegueredo, representing the state of Ceara, won the chance to play Jesus in the revealing photo shoot thanks to the voting public who dubbed her the front-runner in the competition for the country’s sexiest bottom.

Since, Fegueredo has humbly apologised to the religious community for her involvement.

She said:

I did the photo because of my contract. But I didn’t like it and I wasn’t happy about it. You can’t play around with the word of God.

I completely understand people being angry about it, because even I’m angry and I’m in it. For me it is blasphemy.

I feel really bad deep inside of me. I’m a practising Catholic. Since I did the photo my heart is tight inside my chest, I can’t sleep and I don’t stop thinking about it. I’ve already asked forgiveness from God, and I ask forgiveness from everyone else. We went too far. We were part of a great sin.

The photo shoot was published in the run up to the Miss Bumbum 2016 finale, amidst discussions that the controversial contest has gone too far.

This year, finalists include a mother and daughter duo who are still in the running to take over where Miss Bumbum 2015, Suzy Cortez left off.

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Assistant bishop of Rio de Janeiro, Antonio Augusto Dias Duarte said:

Women need to be valued for their role as a wife, mother, professional, and for her intellectual and cultural qualities.

The photo shoot was arguably questionable within the largest Roman Catholic country in the world where 130 million people – 64.6% of the Brazilian population – are self-declared Catholics.

But the fact remains, Miss Bumbum contestants can do what they please with their bodies and their physical attractiveness should not be seen to counteract their intelligence or ‘cultural qualities’ – whatever that means.

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Equally, Daiana Fegueredo’s statement claiming she was uncomfortable but contracted to do the photo shoot rings alarm bells and hopefully the pageant owners will reconsider their marketing ploys in order to guarantee professionalism and the contestants’ happiness.


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