Brooklyn Bishop Robert Brennan is “appalled” that a church there was used to shoot a provocative music video, the diocese said this week, with the prelate set to investigate why the more-than-100-year-old parish permitted the controversial video to be recorded on its property.
A newly released music video by pop musician Sabrina Carpenter showed the American-born singer dancing provocatively on the altar at the historic 19th-century Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Brooklyn.
The Oct. 31 music video of the song “Feather,” which has amassed more than 2 million views on YouTube, included scenes shot both inside and outside the church. Carpenter appeared at one point in the video with no pants while profane decorations lay atop and around the altar.
The video depicted several men fighting over the singer and eventually killing each other over her; their funeral coffins appear to end up in the Catholic church in the video.
One of those coffins says “RIP B—-.” Several items like cloths, candles, small statutes, a coffin, and a vase appearing to hold a dark liquid that says “RIP” are sitting on the altar, while the tabernacle remains hidden behind them and the church’s statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary looks down from atop the altar.
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