eBay bans the auction of date with Virgin MaryDecember 7th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Online auction site eBay has suspended the account of dating site BeautifulPeople.com after they tried to auction “a date with Virgin Mary.” The website placed an ad on the auction site with the image of Heather Seychelle and urged interested men to place bids for a date with her.
The original ad was later pulled down by eBay claiming that the ad contained extreme sexual content. The decision by eBay did not go down well with the owners of the website with the managing director arguing that the image did not violate any rule.
Managing Director Greg Hodge protested that, “eBay accused us of posting adult content onto their website – but we simply uploaded portrait photos of our nativity stars as they appear on our home page in the hope we’d raise money for charity. We were forced to quickly build our own auction platform and gather blind bids, through our website.”
The ad on eBay attracted several male suitors who placed their bid to have Heather for a date. The 25-year-old says she is single and will love to have a partner. In the image, Heather wears a low-cut blue robe. A male model, Dorion Renauld plays the role of Joseph in the image.
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