Pop singer Sabrina Carpenter used a Roman Catholic church in Brooklyn as the backdrop for parts of a music video in which she danced next to pastel-colored coffins, leading its clergy to resign from its administrative offices after its release. Removed from duties and officers held a mass. To restore the “sanctity” of the Church.
Carpenter, who appeared on the Disney Channel as a youth, released Video for “Wings” On 31 October; In it, she is in several scenarios with men who behave badly, such as taking non-consensual photographs of her body and then dying in a gruesome way. Finally, Carpenter, 24, is filmed dancing in the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, wearing a short tulle dress and a black veil. One of the coffins shown in the video reads, “RIP B****.”
The day after its release, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, which oversees Catholic churches in Brooklyn and Queens, issued a statement saying that proper procedures were not followed to allow filming and that it was “shocked”.
A few days later, the diocese stripped the church’s pastor, Monsignor Jamie Gigantillo, of administrative duties and ended his tenure as the diocese’s development pastor.
The diocese said Bishop Robert Brennan also celebrated a Mass of Reparation at the church and “through the offering of this Mass, Bishop Brennan restored the sanctity of this church and repaired the damage.”
The Diocese of Brooklyn reported, “The parish did not follow diocesan policy regarding filming on church property, which includes review of scenes and scripts.” Catholic News Agency,
Emails seeking comment were sent to representatives of Carpenter and the video director, Mia Barnes.
one in post to FacebookAfter those actions he apologized to the church community, Gigantillo said that a film crew came to him in September, and that he gave permission for filming after searching the participants did not find anything untoward. He said he agreed “as an effort to further strengthen relationships between young creative artists who are a huge part of this community.”
Gigantillo further stated that he was not there during filming, had no idea that anything “provocative” was being done and had no idea that coffins would be placed in the church.
Carpenter was in Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” series which ran from 2014-2017 and has been singing for several years. His music video has received 12 million views on YouTube since its release.
Carpenter announces release of video on Instagram on Halloween. he posted a series of images The making of the video, which features her covered in fake blood and wearing a crop top, accompanied the lyrics, “You behave like a **** now.”