Following the release of Sabrina Carpenter's blood-filled "Feather" music video, a Catholic priest, Monsignor Jamie J. Gigantiello, who allowed a scene from the clip to be filmed inside a Brooklyn church, has been relieved of his administrative duties.
A newly released music video by pop musician Sabrina Carpenter showed the American-born singer dancing provocatively on the altar at the historic 19th-century Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Brooklyn.
The Oct. 31 music video of the song "Feather," which has amassed more than 2 million views on YouTube, included scenes shot both inside and outside the church. Carpenter appeared at one point in the video with no pants while profane decorations lay atop and around the altar.
The video depicted several men fighting over the singer and eventually killing each other over her; their funeral coffins appear to end up in the Catholic church in the video.
Since the video, the church has cleansed itself of the sinful pop music by celebrating a Mass of Reparation and donating the $5,000 it was paid for the shoot. "I ask that following the very example of Christ's forgiveness, you find it possible to forgive my oversight in this unfortunate matter," Gigantiello wrote in his apology. By November 19, he was back to celebrating Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation, the Times reported. If Carpenter ever wants to atone for all those murders, we know where she can go.
In a new interview with Variety, Carpenter confirmed she received permission to film in the church - and joked about the backlash with a cheeky reference to her own name. "We got approval in advance," said the "Nonsense" performer, adding, "and Jesus was a carpenter."