"Pop star Madonna`s antics are lustful, a stain on humanity and offensive to God, a retired Roman Catholic cardinal said on Wednesday during a mass for the late Chilean military dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
Madonna performed in Santiago on the Latin American leg of her Sticky and Sweet Tour to promote her album `Hard Candy.`"
I`m not a Roman Catholic priest, in fact I never darken the door of a church, but I am also outraged by Madonna`s antics. Madonna`s stage costumes are an aesthetic abomination, only an emissary of the devil would dare wear leotards and a cowboy hat while snapping a whip.
When a youthful Britney Spears writhes on the stage it may be slutty behavior, but you won`t hear a guy in the audience complain. But when a 50-year-old aging pop diva skanks around on the stage it`s nausea inducing and an affront to God and societal norms.
Madonna named her tour "Hard Candy" because she thinks that phrase has sexual connotations. But when an old lady like Madonna says "hard candy", I`m reminded of the hard peppermint candy favored by grannies. When I was a small child my parents would take me to Catholic mass every Sunday, and without fail an old hag would offer me a piece of hard candy. If my parents weren`t sitting next to me, I would have told them: I want chocolate, not old lady candy!
"The atmosphere in our city is pretty agitated because this woman is visiting and with incredibly shameful behavior provokes a wild and lustful enthusiasm," Cardinal Jorge Medina told the congregation."
Ironically Madonna provokes wild enthusiasm from her large contingent of male homosexual fans, but not from heterosexual males. The Cardinal doesn`t have to worry, the aging pop singer isn`t going to incite the youth of Chile to engage in promiscuous sex.
Cardinal Medina should simply ignore Madonna, by speaking out against her he is simply helping her sell more tickets.