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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pres. Sarkozy Threatens to Sue Over Voodoo Doll

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to sue a publishing company if it does not remove "voodoo" dolls made in his image from stores. The doll contains pins and instructions on how to use the kit. The effigy is strategically decorated with quotes from the President, in which the pins are to be placed. There is also a kit for his Socialist opponent, who has also threatened to sue.

The publishing company said Sarkozy's response was "disproportionate" and has so far refused to remove the doll kits. Sarkozy's lawyer said he has exclusive control over his image, and his opponent's lawyer said she found the doll in her image an affront to her human dignity. (Politicians - human dignity - Ha!)

"Voodoo" is not an actual religion or branch of the Occult and practitioners of the religion, Voudon (on which it is based), say the associations with zombies and sympathetic magickery such as the voodoo doll are misrepresentative of their faith.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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