Why Was It OK For A Bunch Of Flesh-Flashing Celebrities To Disrespect MY Religion?

Why Was It OK For A Bunch Of Flesh-Flashing Celebrities To Disrespect MY Religion?

British television personality and CNN anchor, Piers Morgan has described a bunch of celebrities and models who posed for the world’s paparazzi at the 2018 Met Gala, dressed in Catholic-themed manner as ‘rudely disrespected’.

Piers Morgan wrote on Mailonline: ”I was brought up a Catholic I even received not entirely successful spiritual guidance from nuns as a teenager! and I still consider myself to be a Catholic.

I know many people don’t believe in any God or religion, let alone Catholicism, and I respect that.

All I ask in return is for my beliefs not to be rudely disrespected.

Just as I always respect other religions even if I don’t believe in what they represent.

To me, this year’s Met Gala crossed a line and was openly, brazenly disrespectful.

By doing so, it confirmed itself as an organisation of rank double standards, because everyone knows they’d have never dared do it to Islam or Judaism.

Apparently staggeringly the Vatican gave permission for the Gala to be ‘Catholic-themed’ because it has already provided a variety of clothes and other items for an accompanying exhibition at the Met.

To which my response is: what the hell was the Vatican thinking?
There is a massive difference between seeing religious artefacts tastefully and respectfully laid out in a museum and seeing them stuck on some flesh-flaunting celebrity’s head at a party.

The night was titled ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ and the stars and their designers threw themselves into the theme with maximum creative gusto.

Rihanna came as a silver Pope, complete with Mitre.

‘It feels expensive, it would be a sin not to wear it!’ she told Vogue, without it would seem a thought for whether it felt offensive.
 

Jennifer Lopez came as a jewel-encrusted multi-coloured cross.

Kim Kardashian wore a Versace gold gown with large crosses emblazoned on her hips and torso (The same hips and torso she’s spent the past two weeks flashing naked online). She had two more necklace crosses perched above her bulging cleavage.
The bottom line is that the Met Gala would never even consider an Islamic or Jewish theme for its big night.

The organisers know full well that if they did, they’d be closed down within hours of it finishing.

They chose Catholicism, and Christianity, because they calculated that we wouldn’t mind as much.

Well, I do mind.

And I think a lot of other Catholics and Christians will mind, too.

Those celebrities who took part in this offensive fiasco need to ask themselves one question: ‘Would I have gone dressed as a Muslim or a Jew if I were not Muslim or Jewish?’

If the obvious answer is ‘No, of course not’ then they should all be ashamed of themselves.”

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