Lady Gaga is drawing the ire of the Catholic Church in a new video for her single “Judas” off her forthcoming album, where she apparently plays Mary Magdalene in the vid, which is out April 19th.
Although no footage has yet been seen (save for a snippet of a rehearsal at the end of a video Gaga tweeted), The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights have called nothing more than a stunt.
The group’s president, Bill Donahue, said, “People have real talent, and then there is Lady Gaga. I find Gaga to be increasingly irrelevant. Is this the only way to jet up her performance? This isn’t random, we are getting closer to Holy Week and Easter.”
In 1989 Madonna angered the Vatican after using a black actor to play Jesus in the video for “Like a Prayer.”