Pop singer Sabrina Carpenter seemed unfazed amid the fallout over her racy music video for “Feather” partially shot inside Brooklyn’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, telling Variety that “we got approval in advance — and Jesus was a carpenter.”
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Carpenter, 24, has upped her profile with hit songs and a plum gig opening for Taylor Swift on the Eras Tour, Inside Edition said.
The video for “Feather” shows Carpenter in the church clad in a short black dress and veil around coffins, one of which is adorned with a cross and the phrase “RIP Bitch.” Other scenes show her with men who take a nonconsensual photo of her body and then die in grisly ways, Inside Edition added. Carpenter also is splattered in fake blood for one scene.
Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello gave Carpenter and her team permission to shoot the video at the church, the outlet said, adding that soon after the video was released, Gigantiello was stripped of his administrative duties. The priest noted the images in the video were “not what was initially presented” to him, the outlet said.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn — which oversees the Catholic churches in Brooklyn and Queens — said in a statement that it was “appalled,” CBS News reported.
The diocese added to the news network that Bishop Robert Brennan celebrated a Mass of Reparation at the church and “through the offering of this Mass, Bishop Brennan has restored the sanctity of this church and repaired the harm.”
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In a post on Facebook following those actions asking for the church community’s forgiveness, Gigantiello said a film crew had come to them in September, and that he allowed filming after not finding anything untoward in a search of the participants. He said he had agreed as an “effort to further strengthen the bonds between the young creative artists who make up a large part of this community.”
Gigantiello went on to say he wasn’t there during the filming, had no idea anything “provocative” was being done and didn’t know coffins would be placed in the church.
Carpenter was in the Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” series that ran from 2014-2017 and has been singing for several years. Her music video has been viewed 12 million times on YouTube since its release.
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