Result of united protest by Hindus in Brazil.
New Delhi – In the South American nation Brazil, Jon Carte an apparel company removed its advertisement mocking Shri Ganesh due to joint protests by the Hindus. The advertisement portrayed men and women in shorts along with an image of Ganesh.
.@rajanzed, an Indian religious leader, said “Lord Ganesh was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to adorn one’s thighs, hips, groin, buttocks, genitals and pelvis.” @htTweets https://t.co/AfyjSLcSjd
— HT Life&Style (@htlifeandstyle) November 21, 2020
(The purpose of publishing these photographs is not to hurt the religious sentiments of the people but to make it known as a satire. – Editor, Dainik Sanatan Prabhat)
The protests had started after the spread of the advertisement. Brazilian Hindus demanded immediate withdrawal of the advertisement as it was hurting their religious sentiments. Looking at the continuous protests by the Brazilian Hindus, the Indian Ambassador Suresh Reddy contacted the company and said that the issue is sensitive. Due to increasing protests, the company finally withdrew the advertisement and also apologised to the Hindus. The office of the company situated in Sao Paulo also informed that they have stopped the production of these shorts.