Kate Upton's Three Stooges 'Nun-kini' Irks Catholic League, Naturally

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What's Catholic League president Bill Donohue upset about today? Oh, the usual: "In the 1950s, Hollywood generally avoided crude fare and was respectful of religion. Today it specializes in crudity and trashes Christianity, especially Catholicism. Enter The Three Stooges. The movie is not just another remake: It is a cultural marker of sociological significance, and what it says about the way we've changed is not encouraging." A Fox spokesman responds: "I think we did the audience a favor by letting Kate Upton wear the nun-kini rather than Larry David — it could have gone either way." [THR]



Comments

  • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

    Yay, Fox spokesman?

  • Brad Slager says:

    While I normally allow any person or group their airtime, I cannot help but be bothered by one comment made by the Catholic rep. Calling the 3 Stooges a "Cultural marker of sociological significance" is more than a little high-minded for a hit-in-crotch slapstick exercise.

    • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

      Well, it works against itself in seeming a complementary element of a hit-in-crotch slapstick exercise (cerebrum, meet penis), but perhaps mostly for itself in, with its innocence, and its castigation of what-is-essentially a '50s style Playboy model and image, '50s comparative overall tamed-downedness. The Catholic Church clearly hasn't changed in 50 years; how well does Fox look like it speaks for a generation finally shirking off traditional familial and societal restraints?

  • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

    Saw it. It hardly trashes Catholicism, rather making it a refuge of kind-hearted, tolerant people. Catholics, I think, can use that kind of press.

  • Max Renn says:

    Christianity and Catholicism do a pretty good job of trashing themselves. And I bet it'd be standing room only on Sundays if that nun-kini was standard uniform.

  • The IronDog says:

    Didn't know Nuns fitness train! Wow!

  • The R says:

    Too goddamned bad, the catholic church can take an elephant sized circus tent stake and hammer it up their ass. Grow up.

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