August 24, 2014 7:06 am -


Ann Summers, an adult-oriented retailer, recently launched its Isis line of lingerie and other products, which has drawn scrutiny as the brand name is currently associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. The militant group changed its name to the Islamic State, but it is commonly known as ISIS. Ann Summers apologized…


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10 responses to Retailer Apologizes For Line Of ISIS Lingerie

  1. Glen August 24th, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Seriously? People are criticising them for having a line named after an Egyptian goddess because a terrorist organisation happens to sometimes go by a name that has an acronym spelled the same way (the same organisation also going by IS and ISIL)?

    Isis, the goddess of health, marriage, and love, is a perfectly appropriate name for a line of lingerie. People need to stop being so absurd about things like this.

    • Carla Akins August 24th, 2014 at 7:58 am

      IKR? It’s the retailer that got screwed, they shouldn’t have to apologize.

      • Anomaly 100 August 24th, 2014 at 9:22 am

        ISIS should apologize. Let’s wait right here for that apology.

    • Paul Powell August 24th, 2014 at 8:01 am

      Agreed wholeheartedly. Never should a band of fanatics be allowed to appropriate a name for anything, especially something that was around long before they were. The sooner they are blasted into insignificance, the better. Just wish it was that simple. Evil will never prevail, though, and ISIL or whatever name they go by this week has a limited shelf life.

    • MIAtheistGal August 24th, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Exactly! Plus, it really does takes months or years to introduce a new line, from the idea through the marketing. To go back and begin again now with a different name would mean a loss off thousands, or hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more.

      Isis is a perfectly acceptable name for a lingerie line.

  2. mea_mark August 24th, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Sounds to me like the Goddess Isis should stand up to the terrorist and denounce Sharia law. She can be a champion for freedom and human expression and garner some free advertising at the same time. When given lemons …

    • jsutton August 24th, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Goddess Isis was worshipped for at least five thousand years. I am very sorry to see her name profaned by these murderous fanatics.

  3. rg9rts August 24th, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Isis predates those clowns in Syria-Iraq by millenia… no apology necessary.

  4. William August 24th, 2014 at 9:32 am

    It is some pretty hot Lingerie.

  5. dave-dr-gonzo August 24th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Ann Summers — and the producers of Comedy central’s hilarious spy send-up “Archer” – shouold sue ISIL/ISIS for damaging their brands.