Lady Gaga already has the Catholic right up in arms over her religious imagery and new song “Judas” that was leaked online last week, during one of the holiest weeks of the year. Now she’s really trying to get at them by releasing her new video for “Judas” on Easter!
The video – in which Director Laurieann Gibson almost quit because she felt it crossed the boundaries of religious blasphemy – features Lady Gaga dressed as Mary Magdalene from the bible and has her chasing around her supposed love Judas (A screenshot of Lady Gaga – seen above – dressed as Mary Magdalene was released on Monday.) In the song, Lady Gaga uses Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus over a bag of money, as a symbol for always “falling in love with the wrong man over and over again” and going “back again to those evil things”. Some critics claim the music and video to be blasphemous, and complain an Easter release of the video is only adding insult to injury.
Per The Mirror:
Bill Donahue, president of The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, rants: “She is trying to rip off Christian idolatry to shore up her talentless, mundane and boring performances. Another ex-Catholic whose head is turned around… Is this the only way to jet up her performance?”
Let’s just hope Gaga stay inside during all lighting storms from here on out! Judas is the second single to be released from Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album, “Born This Way.” The first single release, also called “Born This Way,” was also criticized – and banned in some countries – for its lyrics.
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