'Even heathens recognize true beauty': Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker slammed for 'mocking' Catholicism

The reality star said 'I do' in a white Dolce & Gabbana short gown with a gorgeous veil embroidered with the image of the Virgin Mary


                            'Even heathens recognize true beauty': Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker slammed for 'mocking' Catholicism
 Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's lavish Italian wedding ceremony has been criticized for 'mocking' the Catholic religion (Instagram/@kourtneykardash)
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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's extravagant Italian wedding ceremony has been condemned for "mocking" Catholicism. The reality star said "I do" in a white Dolce & Gabbana short gown with a gorgeous veil embroidered with the image of the Virgin Mary - a homage to a tattoo on the top of her new husband's head.

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Kardashian wore a tulle headpiece that was hand-embroidered with a giant image of the Virgin Mary and the phrases "family loyalty respect," which were inspired by Barker's massive head tattoo with the same religious iconography and wording. The design “is a symbol of alliance, respect and common devotion,” according to Dolce & Gabbana's Instagram post and was surrounded by floral lace appliqués inspired by Portofino flowers. Barker, 46, is famed for being tattooed from head to toe and has previously spoken out about his religious-themed tattooing. “I got the Virgin Mary tattooed on my forearm when I was 18, 19 and I was brought up Catholic,” he told Vice in 2015. 

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He said in a November 2015 interview, “I definitely pray; I believe in God. I definitely think I was blessed … So I’m not at church every day and I’m not pushing religion on people. But I believe in God and I pray and my kids pray.” While Barker, 46, has freely discussed his Catholic faith, it is unknown whether Kardashian, 43, is a member. However, the Poosh businesswoman has released various writings on religion, quotations, and Bible passages via her Instagram Stories over the years.

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Kardashian posted the photos from her lavish wedding. She captioned her post: "Happily ever after." She further wrote: "Introducing Mr. And Mrs. Barker."

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Fans got offended by the infamous couple's Catholic wedding. One individual stated that Kardashian is not even Catholic, "Did you guys know that Kourtney isn’t even catholic and she’s using it as an aesthetic for her wedding?"

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"I shouldn’t care, but I just really feel like Travis & Kourtney wedding is mocking the catholic religion? They don’t symbolize religious people at all, just feels like mockery. I’m not catholic but just doesn’t sit right with me," another fan tweeted.

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One person wrote on Twitter, "Kourtney Kardashian is a baptized Armenian Apostolic Christian. She could have had a beautiful Orthodox wedding. Instead she chose to mock the Catholic faith. Because even heathens recognize true beauty."

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Wrote another fan, "Why did Kourtney have a wedding full of Catholic imagery if she’s not Catholic or converting? Idk it’s disrespectful."

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Barker also donned Dolce & Gabbana to the wedding, as did the whole Kardashian-Jenner family, including the bride's children Mason, 12, Penelope, 9, and Reign, 7, as well as the groom's daughter Alabama, 16, and stepdaughter Atiana, 23.

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