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The pop star attempts to create a Madonna-like controversy, but can’t raise the Vatican’s ire

A lot of people compare Madonna’s work with Lady Gaga’s, and in most cases the younger model has found ways to do it bigger, weirder, and more disturbingly than her predecessor. But there is one place where Gaga can’t hold a candle to Madonna, and that’s pissing off the Catholic Church.

Back in 1989, Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” managed to get the Vatican to release a statement condemning the video as blasphemous. Down the line, it was voted the most groundbreaking music video of all time. Lady Gaga was trying to cash in on some of that controversy with her new song “Judas,” but ultimately the video was too confusing to make anyone upset. Read more

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