Catholic League Slams David Bowie's New Music Video
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.08.2013
Calling him a "switch-hitting senior citizen"...
The Catholic League released a statement on their website, criticizing David Bowie over the music video for his song "The Next Day."
The video features features corrupt cardinals and also a corrupt, philandering priest played by Gary Oldman. Bowie himself plays a Christ-like crooner in the video as well. According to Catholic League President, Bill Donohue, the "switch-hitting, bisexual, senior citizen from London has resurfaced."
Donohue added: "The lyrics refer to the 'priest stiff in hate' and 'women dressed as men for the pleasure of that priest.' In short, the video reflects the artist -- it is a mess. Bowie is nothing if not confused about religion. He once made a public confession: 'I was young, fancy free, and Tibetan Buddhism appealed to me at that time. I thought, 'There's salvation.' It didn't really work. Then I went through Nietzsche, Satanism, Christianity…pottery, and ended up singing. It's been a long road.' Too bad the pottery didn't work."
A rep for Bowie has not responded to a request for comment at this time.