Odd Enough Kim Kardashian is selling a prayer candle—Here's why people are SERIOUSLY angry about it

Kim sent out a series of tweets on Thursday announcing new merchandise in her online store—including a prayer candle with an image of Kim as the Virgin Mary.

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Many would say it's a stretch to compare Kim Kardashian to the Virgin Mary. But Kim herself did just that with a new Kimoji product she dropped this week—and people are pissed.

Kim sent out a series of tweets on Thursday announcing new merchandise in her online store—including a prayer candle with an image of Kim as the Virgin Mary.

https://t.co/eiJ3Tfu6zn pic.twitter.com/K0CGr41tmg

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 20, 2017

Reactions were swift, with people angry that she was inserting her face into the likeness of a sacred Christian figure:

@KimKardashian That is the most disrespectful thing i've ever seen.

— eclypra (@eclypra) April 20, 2017

@KimKardashian Disgusting! As a Christian I'm truly offended. If you knew who the Virgin MARY was and represented you would actually be embarrassed.

— Heavensvoice Hayes (@Heavenzvoice) April 20, 2017

@ItsJohnnyCyrus @KimKardashian Or you could not appropriate my religion. The Blessed Mother is not a joke to us. And her image isn't to be used for your disposal & mockery

— sydney ن (@sydney_poinsett) April 20, 2017

@KimKardashian pic.twitter.com/LjWktWJHgs

— Kristopher London (@IamKrisLondon) April 20, 2017

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But some fans defended Kim:

@AndDavidSays @eclypra @KimKardashian I was raised super catholic and grew up in Mexico so I understand the significance. I also know what legit problems are

— (@spicycolleen) April 20, 2017

@KimKardashian everyone is so triggered. Bet none of them are even proper Christians

— Uma Kompton (@KomptonMusic) April 20, 2017

This isn’t the first time a celebrity’s face has been swapped for that of the Virgin Mary—there are whole Etsy stores devoted to selling candles depicting pop culture icons as saints (think Ryan Gosling, Drake, and Cher). But typically those are created by fans, not the celebrity themselves. So...there's that.

The “Kim Candle,” as it's called on the Kimoji website retails for $18. You know, just FYI.

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