LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A David Bowie controversy struck The Next Day music video. Bowie’s music video for the single, off the album by the same name, was initially removed this week. And while the message of the video has prompted debate among certain religious groups, the video was initially removed because it was purportedly believed to be allegedly unsuitable for minor. The video purportedly has been reposted to YouTube and VeVo.
But the David Bowie controversy is far from over. Religious groups are unhappy with the video’s image. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, has issued a news statement denouncing the video.
“The video is strewn with characteristic excess: one priest bashes a homeless man, while others are busy hitting on women … a dancing gal with bleeding hands makes a stigmata statement; and a customer is served eyeballs on a plate.” He also tells news “The lyrics refer to the ‘priest stiff in hate’ and ‘women dressed as men for the pleasure of that priest.’ The song concludes with, ‘They can work with Satan while they dress with the saints.’ In short, the video reflects the artist—it is a mess.”
Donohue finds issue with Bowie personally as well. “But Bowie didn’t give up trying to figure out who he is. ‘I’m not quite an atheist and it worries me. There’s a little bit that holds on. Well, I’m almost an atheist. Give me a couple of months.’ ”
In a news statement, officials say the video was removed initially not because of is religious message but because of its alleged unsuitability for minors. “With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call.”