Lady Gaga has upset Catholic campaigners

Updated: Apr 11, 2011, 10:11 AM IST

Los Angeles: Popstar Lady Gaga has come under fire from Catholic campaigners for her controversial use of religious imagery in her videos.

The 25-year-old singer, who takes on the Bible in her new song `Judas`, is facing accusations of using shock tactics and Christian idolatry to advance her career, reported Hollywood Life online.

The `Born This Way` hitmaker portrays Mary Magdalene and actor Norman Reedus stars as Judas in the new video.

With the promo due to release later this month, the singer has invited outrage from bosses at the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

"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.

"She is trying to rip off Christian idolatry to shore up her talentless, mundane and boring performances. Another ex-Catholic whose head is turned around. Is this the only way to jet up her performance? This isn`t random, we are getting closer to Holy Week and Easter," said Bill Donohue, president of the organisation.

PTI