Polish casket maker under fire for using sexy lingerie models to sell product
Women posing topless, in bikini and corsets next to coffins has Catholic Church crying foul.
By Michael Walsh / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sex can sell anything – even coffins. But what some find drop dead gorgeous is morbidly offensive to others.
Polish casket manufacturer Lindner published a sexy calendar of beautiful models posing seductively beside their products.
The gorgeous women appear topless or don skimpy lingerie, bikinis and corsets in scenes that feature bondage, burial, chalk outlines and other dark subjects.
The company intends to garner publicity and generate revenue with its erotically macabre calendar.
”My son had the idea of creating the company’s calendar,” said the company’s owner Zbigniew Lindner, “so that we could show something half-serious, colorful, beautiful; the beauty of Polish girls and the beauty of our coffins.”
Lindner hopes the sexual pictures will distance the coffin from theological significance in the minds of customers, who will also receive a complementary casket-shaped key ring, reported Reuters.
”We wanted to show that a coffin isn’t a religious symbol. Its a product,” said Lindner. “Why are people afraid of coffins and not of business suits, cosmetics or jewelry?”
One could imagine that a young Gomez Addams would appreciate the beauty of women and coffins together, as Lindner described. But not everyone shares Lindner’s taste, to say the least.
A spokesperson for the Catholic Church said that death should not be treated so lightly and deemed the calendar inappropriate.