Cardinal Dolan says Met Gala fashion extravaganza may be in poor taste, but not offensive

Cardinal Dolan says Met Gala fashion extravaganza may be in poor taste, but not offensive

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[Christian Today] Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the leader of the Roman Catholic diocese in New York, defended the controversial Met Gala, where celebrities dressed in religious-inspired outfits that some Catholics slammed as blasphemous.

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In an interview with The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM, Dolan admitted that he felt apprehensive before the annual ball which had as this year’s theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” The cardinal, however, revealed that he found nothing offensive during the event despite some strong criticism towards the outfits online.

Some of the stars who paraded on the Met Gala red carpet had religious symbols on their dresses, such as the cross, the Nativity, or Bible passages. Some critics called the event a sacrilegious cosplay with privileged millionaires dressing up to mock Catholics.

“I didn’t really see anything sacrilegious, I may have seen some things in poor taste,” Dolan said. “But I didn’t detect anybody out to offend the church,” he added.

The church leader also managed to joke about the massive headdress Rihanna wore, which people could not stop talking about. Dolan said that the other bishops teased him about Rihanna borrowing his miter.

This article continues at [Christian Today] Cardinal Dolan defends 2018 Met Gala, jokes ‘Pope Rihanna’ borrowed his miter

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