After six long decades and several hit singles, we’ve finally discovered a rare group of people that doesn’t enjoy dancing to David Bowie’s music in front of the mirror: the Catholics. (Then again, what do Catholics like?)
In a blog post condemning Bowie’s newest star-studded music video for “The Next Day“, Catholic League President Bill Donohue wrote a scathing review accusing the legendary singer of being a “switch-hitting, bisexual, senior citizen from London” who “hangs out in a nightclub dump frequented by priests, cardinals and half-naked women” in “a video strewn with characteristic excess.”
Call us old-fashioned, but we think it makes him sound pretty freakin’ awesome.
The video stars Bowie alongside Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman, playing a prostitute suffering from the stigmata and a kinky bishop respectively.
Perhaps it’s not the video’s contents that Donohue finds most offensive, but Bowie’s indecision when it comes to religion. In the post, Donohue cites a quote Bowie delivered more than 10 years ago about questioning his own religion: “I’m not quite an atheist and it worries me. There’s a little bit that holds on. Well, I’m almost an atheist. Give me a couple months.”
Welp, guess we know where he stands now!