If you grew up Catholic, chances are you’ve seen one of these candles at some point in your life.
These prayer candles come in several variations. Some are decorated with a specific saint, others feature the Virgin Mary or Jesus. They’ve become so popular in the U.S. that you can now buy them at Target. Seriously.
Enter Kim Kardashian, master of self-promotion. Kardashian recently took to Instagram to plug one of her latest products, a prayer candle featuring herself as the Virgin Mary.
Maybe she saw all the Kim and Kanye candles on Etsy and decided to make her own.
The Kim Candle, which is being sold for $18, is available on Kardashian’s KIMOJI site.
Also for sale: an ash tray featuring a large butt called an “Ass Tray” and fire weed socks (sorry, those are sold out).
And, of course, lots of people were not happy with the move.
@KimKardashian That is the most disrespectful thing i've ever seen.
— eclypra (@eclypra) April 20, 2017
— PattyCisneros-Magaña (@imjustaskn) April 20, 2017
@KimKardashian how much money do you need? That candle is way over the line, lady. 😔
— Jules (@julieryan82) April 21, 2017
Kim Kardashian really made a candle of La Virgin De Guadalupe w her face on it. The disrespect .
— Lissette✨ (@Lissette_A3) April 21, 2017
Omg that candle is distasteful and I'm not catholic 😮😅
— カリナ -ω-`Roxaslover (@Roxasloverz) April 21, 2017
Twitter user @marlenebug called Kardashian out for what she believes is hypocrisy:
— Marlene Ochoa (@marlenebug) April 20, 2017
But not everyone found it distasteful. This guy thought lots of people were blowing the whole thing out of proportion:
@KimKardashian I would literally buy a case of these if they were real, just to offend the people who believe in such nonsense. Bravo, Kim…Bravo!
— Jon (@JMurph370) April 20, 2017
— Jon (@JMurph370) April 21, 2017
Some made jokes…
@KimKardashian Nuestra Señora de Calabasas
— ㅤ (@hautekiller) April 20, 2017
And others loved it:
I desperately need that candle in my life🕯🙌
— Jamie M (@DrHershelsMama) April 21, 2017
Kardashian appeared unfazed by the Kontroversy™. She wore this dress today:
— TooFab (@TooFab) April 21, 2017
Now it’s your turn to weigh in: