Catholic League Says Lady Gaga 'Judas' Video Is NOT Anti-Catholic — Shocker!

Thu, May 5, 2011 12:53pm EDT by 5 Comments

Even though Gaga stars in her new video as Mary Magdalene envisioning a thorn-crowned Jesus, she’s not offending anyone — is she losing her touch?

Lady Gaga‘s music video “Judas” might not be as edgy as she thinks. obtained a statement from the Catholic League’s President Bill Donohue, who says after watching the video, that Lady Gaga “dances on the line” but never actually crosses it.

Even the baptismal scene from the leaked video isn’t pushing the envelope, Bill says — it actually made Gaga look  better in the Catholic League’s eyes: “The faux-baptismal scene is a curious inclusion. As is her apparent fondness for the Jesus character.”

Here’s the entire statement:

“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.”

Are you shocked by the league’s reaction — or are Lady Gaga’s antics simply growing tiresome?

— Chloe Melas with Reporting by Jessica Finn

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