Lady Gaga’s latest single “Judas” has been released early after leaking onto the Internet early and already has people angry, saying the lyrics are sacrilegious.
Lady Gaga’s new track is reportedly told from Mary Magdelene’s perspective, with lyrics including, “When he comes to me, I am ready/ I’ll wash his feet with my hair if he needs/ Forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain/ Even after three times, he betrays me/ I’ll bring him down, a king with no crown…”
Religious organizations are pissed, including the Catholic League.
“This is a stunt… Lady Gaga tries to continue to shock Catholics and Christians in general: she dresses as a nun… she swallows the rosary. She has now morphed into a caricature of herself,” Catholic League President Bill Donohue stated.
But Gaga’s creative director, Laurieann Gibson, said they tried hard not to be offensive.
“It went through several changes and late-night debates because at one point, there were two completely different “views and I was like, ‘Listen, I don’t want lightning to strike me! I believe in the gospel and I’m not going there,'” she stated.
“And it was amazing because to have that conversation about salvation, peace and the search for the truth in a room of non-believers and believers, to me, that was saying God is active in a big way. And the place that it came to is surreal. We don’t touch on things that we have no right touching upon, but the inspiration and the soul and idea that out of your oppression, your darkness, your Judas, you can come into the marvelous light. So it’s about the inspiration and to never give up… We’ve created a new Jerusalem.”
Here’s Lady Gaga’s latest single Judas
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