• Critics, calm down! Rihanna's sparkly mitre won't harm the Catholic church | Catherine Pepinster

    5 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Celebrities borrowing from religious imagery is nothing new. The bigger issue is why many see their faith as being more relevant to the past than the present Rihanna turned up in a glittering mitre and Madonna sang Like a Prayer, and together with the frocks of other A-list celebrities attending New York's Met Gala with its Catholic church theme , they sent some commentators into overdrive. The fulminations ranged from accusations of blasphemy to cultural appropriation. Piers Morgan wrote that the event “crossed a line and was openly, brazenly disrespectful” to his religion. What the...
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