Idaho finds the name of Five Wives Vodka offensive but Utah doesn't? Does anyone else find this a little odd?
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Five Wives Vodka was named in bad taste and won't be stocked or special ordered at stores operated by the state of Idaho, regulators said.
The middle-shelf vodka is made by Ogden's Own Distillery in Utah, where the Mormon church is based. Its label carries the name and an image of five women, an apparent reference to polygamy, a practice abandoned by the church more than a century ago.
Idaho State Liquor Division administrator Jeff Anderson said the brand is offensive to Mormons who make up over a quarter of Idaho's population.[..]
Five Wives Vodka has been approved for sale in Utah, a state dominated by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's also available in Wyoming, another state that regulates liquor sales.
Really Idaho needs to lighten up a bit. I mean ffs, Mormon's aren't supposed to be drinking anyway, how the hell are they gonna be offended if they're not even supposed to be going into liquor stores in the first place? Besides it's not like the wives on the label are doing anything terribly risque in this day and age. I mean heck, if it was a massive lesbo-fest I could see the issue, but a demure hike of the skirt to reveal petticoats? Please. Daytime TV shows more flesh than that... on the advertisements.