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Catholic League's Bill Donohue Reviews Lady Gaga's 'Judas' Video


The Catholic League's Bill Donohue, who had the vapors over Lady Gaga's video "Judas" before even seeing it, wasn't that offended.

He gives it two snaps up in a cross formation:

In her "Judas" video, Lady Gaga plays fast and loose with Catholic iconography, and generates several untoward statements, but she typically dances on the line without going over it. Perhaps that is because the video is a mess. Incoherent, it leaves the viewer more perplexed than moved. The faux-baptismal scene is a curious inclusion, as is her apparent fondness for the Jesus character. But if anyone thinks the Catholic League is going to go ballistic over Lady Gaga's latest contribution, they haven't a clue about what really constitutes anti-Catholicism.

For Donohue, that's a rave. I think he's a closet Gaga fan. Emphasis on closet.

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  1. I'm just curious as to why you want to suggest that Bill Donahue is gay.

    The problem with blogging about bullying and the mishandled use of the word faggot and, better yet, the use of being gay as the butt of a joke is that your efforts become less credible when you actually do the same thing when you resort to insulting someone by cattily suggesting that they are gay.

    Posted by: Ian | May 6, 2011 9:06:24 AM

  2. So she can't even offend the Catholics? one of the easiest group of people to offend. Man gaga, are you even trying anymore lol

    Posted by: Daveny | May 6, 2011 9:43:16 AM

  3. Madonna tired Catholics out with the controversy in the early 90's with her 'like a prayer' video. Now 20+ years later it seems benign.

    Posted by: Dashboard Pro | May 6, 2011 9:54:40 AM

  4. @DAVENY,

    I honestly wouldn't say Catholics are one of the easiest groups to offend. In fact, they [Catholics] are mocked and attacked all the time, even by Catholics themselves.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 6, 2011 10:00:19 AM

  5. I don't know why the assumption is that she was trying to offend anyone. I remember her saying she has a religious experience writing this record. I think she's trying to get in touch with the divine, not mock it.

    Posted by: MarcusJC | May 6, 2011 10:30:24 AM

  6. She has to avoid direct comparisons with Madonna.

    Posted by: anon | May 6, 2011 11:02:12 AM

  7. Anon: She only needs to avoid comparisons to Madonna if she wants to reach Baby Boomers and Generation X specifically. Most Millennials know about Madonna, but don't know enough specifically to care that a bunch of 40-year olds think their beloved diva is a retread of *their* beloved diva. Gaga will be fine (as will Madonna - did you see those photos of her at the Met? OMG, 52 years old, take that, BAM.)

    Posted by: Red Seven | May 6, 2011 11:10:49 AM

  8. "anti-Catholicism"? the martyrdom never ends...just like Republicans

    Posted by: r | May 6, 2011 2:53:32 PM

  9. It's funny because he's totally right about the video. It's a nonsensical, half-hearted mess.

    Posted by: Eric26 | May 6, 2011 4:20:13 PM

  10. Put a check mark on that one. At the end, all that matters is that people are talking about the video, whether they like it, hate it or simply are indifferent. Go Gaga! is what I say. :-)

    Posted by: FunMe | May 7, 2011 12:12:56 PM

  11. With all of the sex scandals out there by Catholic priests; Mr. Donohue needs to join a real church; Wesboro Baptist!

    Posted by: Jeffrey Dunivant | May 8, 2011 6:57:39 AM

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