Christmas in Italy has been interesting this year: a Christmas tree in the city of Milan has been removed due to the racy nature of its decorations — sex toys.
Sponsored — of course! — by an operator of an e-commerce website the tree had drawn a lot of media attention and a number of complaints. The city said in an order that the Christmas season, “qualifying as a holiday for children and families, requires sobriety in urban decorations,” in particular when using “traditional symbols that distinguish Christmas.” (Clearly this could never happen in the United States. Too much common sense).
The website vendor defended the “Tree of Pleasure” stating that the objects chosen were “tastefully selected for their elegance” and as a statement that sex toys should be considered normal, everyday “appliances” to remove their taboo status. The vendor complied with the order to remove the tree.
We now return you to less salacious items of Christmas in the news….