Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas clanger: Lily Allen upsets Christians with 'tactless' nativity performance

English pop singer Lily Allen has upset conservative Christians by including a nativity scene parody in a concert performance.

Allen was performing on December 12 at London's O2 Arena when the lights came up at start of Sheezus to reveal the singer lying in a manger (yes, just like the baby Jesus) wearing a short skirt and golden halo, surrounded by three performers.

Allen hasn't responded to the criticism. Perhaps her views on it were already clear from her Twitter post which included a photo of herself with the words: "Just hopping out of my manger. As you do #littlebabySHEEZUS."

She may have considered it a bit of cheeky fun, but Christian and conservative groups were not amused. Stephen Green, from the group Christian Voice told Britain's Sunday Express: "It is tasteless, it is disrespectful and it is crass."

Conservative MP Martin Vickers joined in, adding: "This could be extremely offensive to many Christians. It is important that all religions are given the respect they deserve."


Would she have parodied Mohammed?


Stan B said...

Christianity is mature enough to accept that not everyone reveres their sacred traditions and images, and is peaceful enough not to behead the offenders.

Islam? Not so much.

Anonymous said...

Religions given "the respect they deserve" can be taken two ways!

Forget The Name, Luke said...

Boo hoo hoo.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals have no respect for rligion and Comedy Centrals South Park are a example

Anonymous said...

I find it stupid and unfunny but I'm not particularly offended by it as I don't expect anything more from the tasteless goons that pass for celebrities nowadays.
[Man, I'm sounding like my Grandpa. I'm only 43!]

Go Away Bird said...

For the good old days of hollywood before all these spoiled little scum suckers were ever heard of and George Clooney toons is the nephew to hollywood great ROSEMARY CLOONEY