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June 14th, 2010
04:38 PM ET

Sexy nun too far for Lady Gaga?


Lady Gaga appears in costumes resembling a nun's habit in the video "Alejandro."

Tough story to ignore this week, it's one that's making noise across the religious blogosphere.

Lady Gaga's exceptionally long music video (which apparently people still make) "Alejandro" uses a lot of Catholic imagery - including Gaga dressed up as a sexy nun in a shiny red and white habit and eating a rosary.

Another pop star, Katy Perry, had this to say on her Twitter account:

Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke.

When Katy Perry, whose big hit is "I Kissed a Girl," tweets that your music video is crossing the line into blasphemy, you may be in trouble.

Perry told a French radio station over the weekend she is a big Gaga fan, but:

I think sometime spirituality and sexuality are separate things, and when you put them together it gets interesting for some people.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Culture & Science

soundoff (273 Responses)
  1. Ficheye

    Earth, this is God: Don't bug me – I'm on vacation.

    June 18, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  2. Jerry

    The woman is a freak. She doesn't deserve the media attention.

    June 18, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  3. CombatMedic

    Don't like it? Don't watch it. Simple.

    June 18, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  4. Rob

    Who is Katy Perry? Is she still on the charts?

    June 18, 2010 at 7:43 am |
  5. helpusall

    whats the world comming to ? lady ga ga is a joke

    June 18, 2010 at 7:29 am |
    • jeff

      Religion is the joke and now your in on it.

      June 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    She looks like she is dressed as a Crusader from the 11th century and relatively subdued compared to the outlandish outfits that Madonna use to wear.

    June 18, 2010 at 1:47 am |
    • Bubba

      See, that's what I thought too, missed your comment when I posted, and this is definitely not the season to dress as a Crusader.

      June 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
  7. Rick

    Laddy Gaga has no talent. Mumbling is for babies...goo gaa gaa!

    June 17, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  8. Tom

    Insulting God is never a good idea.

    June 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm |
    • Osi

      Nothing wrong with insulting fiction.

      June 17, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  9. qwerty

    Brilliant marketing... The best way to get media attention is to tweak the nose of the Catholic church and get them all riled up. It worked fantastically well for "The Last Temptation of Christ"...

    June 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm |
  10. Chris

    That comment from Katy Perry is akin to the pot calling the kettle black.

    Anyone familiar with the content of Perry's songs and videos would recognize that she doesn't uphold traditional Christian values, so I'd say her opinion on others doing something similar means exactly squat. Perry is just another entertainer peeved at being outdone by Lady Gaga, and of those there are many.

    June 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm |
  11. Brian

    For the record, the "shiny" material is Latex. First she caused a stir with a red Latex when she met the Queen of England, and now this. I LOVE IT!!! ~B

    June 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  12. Ace

    So people that believe in an imaginary man in the sky are offended? Yawn...

    June 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  13. Huh?

    She's just doing what Madonna did back in the day...BFD.

    June 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  14. LS

    Gaga is nothing but a big Madonna wannabe......sorry but gaga doesn't measure up

    June 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  15. JJ

    GaGa is about 50 years too late to make any type of true artistic expression. Instead of the latex nun habit, she should have had on a powder blue burka. And instead of Nazi dancers, she should of had Talaban jhadis. Now that would have caused a stir. All this video did was get a tweet from sweet little Katy Perry.

    June 17, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
  16. Julie

    Ok, People wasting time to worry about Lady GaGa and her antics, need to focus on something worth while... like figuring out how to clean up that oil. This isn't worth anyone's time; she did it; it's over.

    June 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm |
  17. Really

    You guys are really concerned about her Nun costume? Hrm...well maybe you should be more concerned about the men at your churches dressing up in Priest Uniforms having molesting underage boys oh ..for the past 2000 YEARS!!!! No..not a concern..never happens...

    JUST SAYIN!!!!! Let's blame some stupid artist for using Catholic Imagery while not ever discussing the hundreds of thousands killed in the name of the single religion and all the kids who have had their lives ruined by sick perverted "men of the cloth" You guys are whacked out of you brains and have no sense of reality anymore!!! You choose your own reality, morals, standards and forget to live in the real world and put 2 and 2 together and GO AFTER THE REAL FELONS!!!

    June 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  18. brad

    Alot of you people on here are getting Christianity and Religion confused..
    Christianity is NOT a set of rules to live by, but it is a LIFE to be LIVED walking in close relationship with Christ.
    While Religion is MAN's/HUMANKINDS' way of getting to God, while Christianity is God's way of getting to mankind.
    again Google Pascals' wager..and remember this..
    "It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong."
    .. G.K. Chesterton

    June 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm |
  19. Joe

    She wears crap like that to invoke reactions from clowns like you. Big f'in deal. More non-news.

    June 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  20. JLS

    Lady gag-gag is nothing more that your typical modern day self-absorbed idiot. Her so called music all sounds the same (another sign of failure) that rarely appeals to anyone past the age of 10. And like many before her, her time will come and it'll be a beautiful fall to watch. Gotta love America, the un-contested world leader in idiocy.

    June 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
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