January 21, 2015 3:00 pm -

The Ombia 1001 night cleanser featured a photo of what was once a Greek Orthodox church, then a mosque, and is now a museum. This really upset some people.


[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]The company apologized on Facebook:

Dear fans,
in terms of our liquid soap, there has been much discussion. We surprised the negative response of many of our fans and customers. We did not expect that both the design of soap and our decision triggers so many complaints. That was not our intention.

The scent “1001 Nights” is a changing variety of our liquid soap, which should be offered only in the winter from mid-December to mid-January. We took it out of the sale a few days earlier than planned after multiple complaints. Your opinion is important to us. Many of your views expressed and arguments we can understand. However, we would like to apologize for our decision, which is either politically or religiously motivated, and call all of our fans and customers to treat yourself with mutual respect and fairness.

First the invade us on 9/11, then they attack us in Iraq and try to create a world caliphate. Now they’re on our soap. Outrageous!

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5 responses to Soap Company Pulls Cleanser With Mosque Picture After Complaints

  1. edmeyer_able January 21st, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Unbelievable…. nope not really.

    • Larry Schmitt January 21st, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Eventually no one will be able to mention Islam or Mohammed or Muslims or mosques or the Koran or anything having to do with their religion for fear of some kind of retribution.

      • jasperjava January 21st, 2015 at 3:55 pm

        I thought the complaints came from the “other side”: religious bigots who were offended to see a mosque on the packaging.

        • Larry Schmitt January 21st, 2015 at 4:34 pm

          I checked the link, and this is what it said: “The German company ALDI pulled one of their soap products with a mosque on it after complaints from Muslim consumers.”

  2. fahvel January 21st, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    any company that cow tows to idiocy should be boycotted