A clash of cultures in the East Village

Well, this might cause a fuss:

Newly reordained brand whore Kate Moss has landed herself another job, this time for a new ad campaign for Calvin Klein. One of the ads, located directly across the street from the Madina Masjid Mosque on east 11th street, features a topless Moss flirtingly touching a man from behind. This surely must not be a favorite for devout East Village Muslims especially since their rigorous prayer routine requires at least 5 viewings of the wide eyed infidel daily.

Here’s the billboard:


I’m not sure this was such a good idea on the part of the advertising company. One has to wonder how long it will be before this ad is defaced.


  1. #1 Amy Alkon
    August 20, 2006

    Oh, it’s so hard being a primitive in a modern world.

  2. #2 Alison
    August 20, 2006

    Maybe they’ll be inspired to convert?

  3. #3 TheProbe
    August 20, 2006

    I doubt that they will consider her to be one of the 72 virgins…

  4. #4 tim gueguen
    August 21, 2006

    Looks to me like Moss is performing a rear chokehold on the guy instead of “flirtingly touching” him.

  5. #5 Prup aka Jim Benton
    August 21, 2006

    First, Muslims are required to PRAY five times daily, not visit the mosque, which they usually do once a week (on Fridays). They pray in their own homes, at worek if they can arrange to, etc.

    Second, c’mon, this is the EAST VILLAGE. They see similar performances live walking down the street — maybe not QUITE topless, but close, and with any combination of genders. They are either used to it or have ‘trained their eyes.’

    Third, of COURSE the ad will be defaced. ANY billboard type ad in NY, if reachable, gets defaced.

  6. #6 Bucky
    August 23, 2006

    The anti-Muslim sentiment in this country is scary. No Muslims complained. I repeat NO MUSLIMS complained. The NYPOST took our humorous conjecture and printed it as fact. That’s the scary part.

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