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Catholic League Expresses Disapproval of David Bowie’s “The Next Day” Video

Organization's President, Bill Donohue Issues Response

May 09, 2013 David Bowie
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Yesterday David Bowie premiered released a music video for “The Next Day,” the title track off his new album. Starring Gary Oldman and actress Marion Cotillard, the clip, “written and conceived” by Bowie, depicted The Thin White Duke as a Christ-like figure entertaining a bar filled with philandering clergymen. To the absolute surprise of no one the Catholic League issued a response to the video calling it a “mess” and Bowie a “switch-hitting, bisexual, senior citizen from London.”

Written by the organization’s president Bill Donohue, the letter goes on to say “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.”

Bowie, who has kept almost completely silent regarding his new album, has not commented on the Catholic League’s remarks.



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Steve Hopkins
May 10th 2013

Eyeballs, blood and skinny bald girls fail to get much of a point across. Here’s an equally subversive song that’s a lot easier for us retards to understand. No S&M imagery needed.

October 6th 2013

The Catholic League under Bill Donohue does great wqork.


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