A mini business successful Wisconsin sparked protests connected Saturday aft trading dream candles featuring Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce that a concerned group felt was making a insult of Jesus and Mary.
The Whitefish Bay business, Mixed Bag MKE, celebrated "Swiftie Super Bowl Eve Party" connected Saturday, Feb. 10, a time earlier nan large game, by trading products to commemorate nan Super Bowl, but was met pinch immoderate contention complete nan items being sold.
The group gathered extracurricular nan shop pinch signs mentioning emotion for God, arsenic good arsenic "blasphemy" and "sacrilege."
The business besides posted respective nonstop messages they received from upset customers connected their Facebook page.
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"I conscionable learned of your disgusting personage ‘prayer candles.’ Depicting obscene celebrities alternatively of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Mother. How debased tin you go?," 1 connection read.
"Please extremity trading nan blasphemous candles pinch celebrities!!! I genuinely return discourtesy by mocking my faith!," different connection read.
The institution didn't fto nan messages aliases nan protestation extremity them from trading nan candles.
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"If you’re portion of this group, and you spot this, please cognize you aren’t changing thing by this harassment. I will still waste these candles and I don’t attraction if you deliberation it’s sacrilegious," nan business wrote.
Despite each nan uproar, nan shop posted it had 1 of its busiest days ever, sharing a image of astir quiet shelves that erstwhile held nan Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce candles aft little than 2 hours of opening.
The business added that they besides raised $360 for Street Angels – a Milwaukee bum outreach organization.
"You guys turned retired and it was amazing! Thank you truthful so truthful so overmuch for nan support, and for helping raise $360 for Street Angels. I’m cleaned retired of immoderate and each Taylor Swift merch but I’ll beryllium getting much successful nan adjacent week aliases truthful if you missed out. Thanks again for being awesome!," nan business posted.
According to nan website, they besides waste different precocious floor plan celebrity-themed candles, including Keanu Reeves, Green Bay Packers backmost Jordan Love, character Ryan Gosling, precocious "Jeopardy!" big Alex Trebek, on pinch galore others.
FOX Business reached retired to Mixed Bag MKE for comment.