David Bowie's controversial new video for "The Next Day" has been labeled "juvenile" and "upsetting" by a former bishop.
Writing in The Telegraph, former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey criticizes Bowie for lack of artistic vision:
"If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery perhaps Christians should not worry too much at such an exploitation of religious imagery," he writes. "I doubt that Bowie would have the courage to use Islamic imagery - I very much doubt it. Frankly, I don't get offended by such juvenilia - Christians should have the courage to rise above offensive language, although I hope Bowie will recognize that he may be upsetting some people."
In the video, Bowie portrays a Christ-like figure, while his co-star Gary Oldman appears as a priest and Marion Cotillard is seen with blood gushing from her stigmata-studded hands.
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