Lady Gaga's new single and video, "Judas," is striking a sour chord with some religious groups, especially the Catholic League. The American pop singer and songwriter sings of being in love with Judas. Judas Iscariot was, according to the New Testament, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. Judas betrayed Jesus into the hands of the chief priests.
"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," Bill Donohue, President, Catholic League, said in a statement.
In "Judas," from her album "Born This Way," Gaga sings from Mary Magdalene's perspective: "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…" More lyrics.
Her creative director and co-director for the "Judas" video told The Hollywood Reporter that the video isn't meant to offend; it's about a "new Jerusalem."
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