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The Catholic League criticise new David Bowie video

The Catholic League have slammed Davie Bowie's latest music video, calling it a "mess".

The veteran singer recently issued his 'The Next Day' video, which features numerous religious references and nods to Catholicism.

YouTube initially withdrew the clip from its website before reinstating the video with an adult warning.

In a post on their website, Catholic League president Bill Donohue questioned the promo and Bowie's motives. He said:

"The switch-hitting, bisexual, senior citizen from London has resurfaced, this time playing a Jesus-like character who hangs out in a nightclub dump frequented by priests, cardinals and half-naked women."

Donohue added: "The video is strewn with characteristic excess: one priest bashes a homeless man, while others are busy hitting on women; self-flagellation is depicted; a dancing gal with bleeding hands makes a stigmata statement; and a customer is served eyeballs on a plate. The lyrics refer to the 'priest stiff in hate' and 'women dressed as men for the pleasure of that priest'. The song concludes with, 'They can work with Satan while they dress with the saints'. In short, the video reflects the artist - it is a mess."





Watch Davie Bowie's 'The Next Day' video below: