From creating a homosexual anthem to now singing about being "in love with Judas." That's where pop singer Lady Gaga has gone with her latest single titled, "Judas." The 25-year-old's irreverent song was leaked on Friday, and now the Catholic League is speaking out. So, too, are some historic supporters.
"This is a stunt. People have real talent, and then there is Lady Gaga," Catholic League President Bill Donohue told the website HollywoodLife.com.
"Lady Gaga tries to continue to shock Catholics and Christians in general: she dresses as a nun ... she swallows the rosary. She has now morphed into a caricature of herself."
You can listen to they lyrics below:
The New York Daily News relays some of the lyrics, and explains the forthcoming music video will be just as irreverent:
The buzzed-about song, and forthcoming music video in which Gaga portrays Mary Magdalene and actor Norman Reedus stars as Judas, includes lyrics such as: "I want to love you/but something's pulling me away from you/Jesus is my virtue, and Judas is the demon I cling to/ I'm just a holy fool/ oh baby he's so cruel/ but I'm still in love with Judas, baby."
In fact, the video was so racy that Gaga's creative director almost quit on it.
"It went through several changes and late-night debates because at one point, there were two completely different views and I was like, 'Listen, I don't want lightning to strike me! I believe in the gospel and I'm not going there,'" she told The Hollywood Reporter.
According to the Daily News, Gaga -- whose real name is Stefani Germanotta -- was raised a Catholic and even attended Convent of the Sacred Heart in Manhattan as a teen.
But the song isn't just getting blasted by the expected critics. Professional critics are accusing it of being unoriginal and, frankly, familiar:
"The Red One-produced 'Judas' carries echoes of her biggest hits, 'Bad Romance' and 'Poker Face,' and finds Gaga pushing religious boundaries over a pummeling breakdown," said Billboard.
Rolling Stone also brought up the similarities in the song to Gaga's previous work. "Though 'Judas' certainly has its own charms and at least three insanely catchy hooks, it leans hard on Gaga's signature moves and basically sounds like a cross between 'Bad Romance' and 'Poker Face.'"
"After the second verse and chorus, the song breaks down into a churning house song as Gaga chants in much the same way she does in the middle of 'Born This Way.' 'I wanna love you/ But something's pulling me away from you/ Jesus is my virtue, Judas is the demon I cling to, I cling to,'" added MTV.
The site Gigwise.com says there are fans who agree:
One fan, Anthony Pero, said: “It sounds just like 'Bad Romance', she hasn't pushed any boundaries.”
Serg's Fault said: “Can you people not see that the verses are 'Poker Face', the chorus is 'Paparazzi', the judas judaaas is 'Bad Bomance' and just embarassing.”
What a bunch of Judases.