In what is probably the least surprising music-related news of the day, the Catholic League has criticized David Bowie’s new video “The Next Day.” The video shows priests punching street urchins and cavorting with stigmatic prostitutes. Via Pitchfork:
The organization’s president, Bill Donohue, has posted a scathing response on the Catholic League’s website. “David Bowie is back, but hopefully not for long,” he writes, before calling the video a “mess” and Bowie a “switch-hitting, bisexual, senior citizen from London.” He goes on to analyze the video and critique statements Bowie has made about his “confused” relationship to religion.
As Billboard notes, the Catholic League has criticized Bowie before, for a 1997 ad in which Bowie was “obviously posing as Christ,” Donohue said. “If this is supposed to be cute, it fails.”