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Supermodel Kate Moss has been accused of bashing Christianity in an upcoming issue of W magazine where she can be seen on the front cover donning religious gear.
The 38-year-old wore a Vera Wang silk lace dress, an Erdem habit, and Early Hollywood vintage lace in the upcoming March issue of W with religious wording including 'heavenly,' and 'sinful' scattered over the cover, according to Radar Online.
Some critics are particularly outraged over a shot which shows the married mother of one casually holding a cross between her legs, and they argue that the picture is blasphemous and in poor taste.
"Clearly W magazine needs to generate some controversy to pretend it matters, so it's turned to today's standby and decided to bash Christianity," Dan Gainor of the Culture and Media Institute exclusively told Radar.
"Everything W has done here, from making the issue the 'Fashion Bible' to having Moss hold a crucifix provocatively between her legs, is designed to provoke controversy and mock religion. We get it, hating Christians is certainly in fashion," he added.
The shoot is reportedly supposed to reflect the contrast between "good" and "bad," and in her "bad" images, Moss is seen in a much darker light wearing a Gucci silk georgette dress and blood red lipstick.
"Interestingly, W tried to create twin covers showing a good and a bad Kate Moss. Given how twisted W is for mocking religion, they should have stuck to just one cover -- the bad -- to reflect the magazine itself," Gainor said.
"While Moss can be faulted for appearing in this spread, it's the responsibility of the magazine's editors not to try to profit by denigrating faith. Instead of high-brow fashion, readers get low-brow bigotry," he added.
Steven Klein was the photographer behind the controversial images, and sources say that he was simply instructed to produce images which reflect the magazine as a "fashion bible."