Sparking controversies and facing attacks from religious groups, Lady Gaga claimed ‘Judas’ wasn’t meant to offend anyone.

Just like anything that Lady Gaga does, even her 2011 pop song Judas turned into a controversy in the entertainment industry. Filled with fashion, longing, and betrayal in the uncut video, the music started making headlines for the chaos it created.

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Although Lady Gaga mentioned that her 2011 song Judas wasn’t meant to create controversies, the video didn’t sit well with the Catholic Church. Right after the uncut version was released, people began slamming the song as “an attack on religion”. However, Gaga repeatedly claimed that she had no intentions of doing so, and controversy wasn’t the purpose of her song.

Catholic Group Attacked Lady Gaga’s Judas 

Stirring up controversies like always, Lady Gaga came under fire after releasing an uncut version of her 2011 music video Judas. Featuring fashion, drama, betrayal, and love, the video along with the lyrics sparked controversies as it was deemed racist and intolerant of Catholicism.
Lady Gaga‘s 2011 song Judas stirred controversies
The uncut version of the video featured Lady Gaga as Mary Magdalene, who witnessed a crime and fell in love with a Black Jesus figure. According to Rolling Stones, this sparked controversies among Catholic and Latino activist groups. They openly slammed Gaga for “exploiting the Catholic religion”, which many Latinos follow.

Gaga as Mary Magdalene in Judas
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Fumes Bill Donahue, president of The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights issued a statement against the singer. In the statement, he wrote, “This is a stunt… Lady Gaga tries to continue to shock Catholics and Christians in general.” However, despite the backlash and attacks, Gaga and her creative director, Laurieann Gibson repeatedly claimed – the video or the song wasn’t supposed to offend anyone.

Lady Gaga Didn’t Mean to Spark Controversies

Laurieann Gibson, who spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, claimed that she and Lady Gaga together created a new Jerusalem. Discussing the real motive and inspiration behind the song, Gibson noted that Judas was about “inspiration and to never give up”. Even Gaga followed her creative director’s statement while speaking with MTV.
Lady Gaga dressed in latex for Judas offended Catholic groups
“In my opinion, the only controversial thing about this video is that I’m wearing Christian Lacroix and Chanel in the same frame. This video is not meant to be an attack on religion. I respect and love everyone’s beliefs. I’m a religious and spiritual person who’s obsessed with religious art. I’m obsessed with it.”

Discussing how anything she does turns into controversies, Lady Gaga admitted that she was probably put on Earth to wreak havoc. Later on, she addressed a few of her other songs that created issues for her and her career after they were released. But eventually, without giving up, Gaga continued her art, despite backlash, criticism, and controversies.

Despite the backlash over Black Jesus figure, Gaga claimed Judas wasn’t meant to offend anyone

“I believe I was put on this earth to cause a ruckus. At the beginning, when I came out with ‘Just Dance,’ I couldn’t get an interview. … I couldn’t get on the radio. I just want to keep making stuff that’s great and thought-provoking.”

She believes Judas “came out more incredible” than she thought it would. Calling her song beautiful like “a fresco come to life” Gaga said that her song wasn’t an attack on religion.