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‘Madonna told me she wanted to f*** a Black guy on the altar,’ claims Like a Prayer director


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Say what they will, but, this is one of Madonna's greatest videos artistically, musically, and, what's more, it made people think and, imo, it didn't mean Madonna was satanic and/or didn't have morals, etc. It also didn't mean she or her music should be banned or boycotted. I feel the same to this day (and we can still learn from it now again) on anyone trying to ban music, books,  or shut people and their opinion up no matter what their thoughts, creed, religion, or color etc are.. 

‘Madonna told me she wanted to f*** a Black guy on the altar,’ claims Like a Prayer director

The 1989 music video was banned by the Vatican

The director of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” music video, Mary Lambert, has revealed how the controversial release came to be made.

Madonna’s 1989 video featured the singer dancing in front of burning crosses, experiencing stigmata (the appearance of wounds in locations corresponding to the crucifixion of Jesus) and kissing a statue of a Black Jesus who comes to life in a church.

The video was banned by the Vatican, with Italian Roman Catholic historian Roberto de Mattei saying at the time: “The video is a blasphemy and insult because it shows immorals inside a church.”

Pope John Paul II also encouraged fans to boycott Madonna in Italy and not attend her Blond Ambition tour.

Reflecting on the video, Lambert told The Hollywood Reporter: “I wanted to explore the correlation between sexual ecstasy and religious ecstasy.”

She added that the Black Jesus character “came from Madonna telling me she wanted to ‘f*** a Black guy on the altar’”.

To which Lambert recalls replying: “Well, why not have it be a Black Jesus? Let’s just go all the way.”

Lambert said the burning crosses evoked “the idea of appropriation, that the Ku Klux Klan could take a cross, which is a holy symbol to a lot of people, and appropriate it in a way to instill fear and horror and promote race hatred”. She added: “I wanted to turn that on its head.”

Despite the controversy, “Like a Prayer” went on to be nominated for MTV Video Music Awards’ Video of the Year and has since been viewed over 163 million times on YouTube.

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4 hours ago, Voguerista said:

The video was banned by the Vatican, with Italian Roman Catholic historian Roberto de Mattei saying at the time: “The video is a blasphemy and insult because it shows immorals inside a church.”

Immorals inside THE church... We never heard about it. And honestly, Madonna hasnt doen anything new...Immorals existed before her :tongue:

On 4/2/2021 at 10:17 PM, MCL_1993 said:

 

I dont know what this quote is doing here...so I deleted all i could...I guess its Satan's work...

3 hours ago, Angelo said:

OMG What a strange coincidence
Me toooooo

it's one of my dreams :party:

Was it just a dream...

I wont tell you my dreams...

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Kind of disappointed to hear this. I mean I know it's Madonna so it's not surprising that she would want to shock people, but to me there's a fine line between being controversial for art's sake, and simply stirring shit to make people mad. 

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