Pop star Sabrina Carpenter has caused a commotion among New York Catholics after filming a video inside a church in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Bishop Robert Brennan is “appalled” that a church there was used to shoot a provocative music video, the diocese said this week, with the prelate set to investigate why the more-than-100-year-old parish permitted the controversial video to be recorded on its property.
The video for the song “Feather” features the singer at the Blessed Virgin Mary Church romping about the altar in a skimpy black dress among colored coffins and a neon cross.
One of those coffins says “RIP B—-.” Several items like cloths, candles, small statutes, a coffin, and a vase appearing to hold a dark liquid that says “RIP” are sitting on the altar, while the tabernacle remains hidden behind them and the church’s statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary looks down from atop the altar.
The parish claims the production company “failed to accurately represent the video content.”
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League sums up the situation:
Catholics are used to having celebrities rip off their iconography. These geniuses are very much like children, though unlike the kids their motives are malicious.
Isn’t there a mosque somewhere in Brooklyn?
I doubt think Carpenter’s team would even think to make that request.