'Get over it': Internet reacts as UK bans Demi Lovato’s ‘Holy Fvck’ album cover for offending Christians

'Get over it': Internet reacts as UK bans Demi Lovato’s ‘Holy Fvck’ album cover for offending Christians
Demi Lovato is seen lying on a cross, wearing a bondage outfit with the album title 'Holy Fvck' written over the poster (Twitter/@ddlovato/Instagram/@ddlovato)

LONDON, UK: British billboards removed Demi Lovato's album poster after the depiction of the poster was considered to cause "serious offense" to Christians as per the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Last summer, the poster in the UK which promoted her new album 'Holy Fvck' was placed across London. However, the bondage-Esque portrayal and the contents of the poster were noticed by advertising regulators, who then took action to get it pulled down.

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Lovato is seen lying on a cross, wearing a bondage outfit with the album title written over the poster. The poster in total is likely to offend Christian viewers according to ASA's official ruling based on the album title 'Holy Fvck' and the poster content's sexualization of the religion. "Bound up in a bondage-style outfit whilst lying on a mattress shaped like a crucifix, in a position with her legs bound to one side which was reminiscent of Christ on the cross,” the advertising regulators described the singer's image in the poster and concluded stating, “We, therefore, concluded the ad breached the Code.”

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'Why do people still question art?'

Reacting to the ban on Lovato's album posters, social media erupted with different takes on whether the poster is offensive or not. One user wrote, "The stars love it, they have been using religion for years to gain shock value, Madonna used to do it all the time cause they know they get a rise out of that community and it causes controversies. Music industries had become transparent, and boring."

Another user tweeted, "Okay let’s just get this clear. Just because people in a religion offend you doesn’t mean the religion deserves disrespect. That’s like me saying “I dislike the color purple because people who like the color offended me” it doesn’t make sense. Separate them!," and another wrote, "It’s just a damn cover, get over it! Demi didn’t do this to offend people or the religion, she just did what she was feeling at the time. Stop hating for nothing. Just get over it."

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"I'm a Christian and I'm not slightly offended by this lol. Some artists have done worse than this and they haven't been banned they just hate Demi Lovato," someone opined.



 

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One user wrote, "Wait til the world scrolls through punk and metal album covers from the last 40 years," and another reacted, "She disrespected a religious symbol. That's not a serve, that's gross."

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"Regardless of the religious aspect of the issue at this point. Why would you do this... other than for the mad attention it's obviously commanding," someone remarked while another user wrote, "Oh please. Why do people still question art?"



 

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