Catholic league Denounces JAY-Z's "Family Feud" Video
Catholic League president says that the video is "for free, as well as of exploitation."
The lush visual for JAY-Z's "Family Feud" music video may have impressed some fans, but aroused different emotions in a particular organization.
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, issued a statement on the website of the organization to criticize JAY-Z in the use of what appears to be a Catholic church in the video. Clarified that the video is not anti-Catholic, but I still had problem with it.
"It is anti-Catholic? No, not a fan of assault...But it doesn't stop being free as well as exploitation, the kind of thing we would expect from this genius of the couple," Donohue wrote.
In the "Family Feud" video, JAY-Z and their daughter Blue Ivy can be seen walking through a church. In another scene, Jay's rap from the inside of a confessional booth. Beyoncé appears, dressed in an elaborate costume. Donohue describes it as looking like a "queen" and a "priestess" in his statement.
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Donohue's statement, which was published on Tuesday (2 January), also pointed to JAY-Z's "relentless racist and anti-black) of the letter."
On its website, the Catholic League says that his mission is to defend the Catholic Church against "slanderous attacks" of public officials, the media, and others. The organization reports that it has more than 230,000 members.
A clip of JAY-Z's "Family Feud" music video is below. The full video can be transmitted through the TIDES.