Katy tweeted, "Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke."
We were surprised, seeing as though Perry constantly pushes the envelope. We didn’t expect a girl who flaunts her fake boobs in a whipped cream-shooting bikini and is engaged to Russell Brand to point fingers.
But maybe it was a step back to her Christian roots—did you know Katy was raised by pastor parents and grew up listening strictly to gospel music?? Her first album was all gospel-based too! But she never took off until 2007 with “I Kissed A Girl.”
Director of the “Alejandro” video Steven Klein has since reacted to the negative response, telling MTV, "The religious symbolism is not meant to denote anything negative, but represents the character's battle between the dark forces of this world and the spiritual salvation of the Soul.
Thus at the end of the film, she chooses to be a nun, and the reason her mouth and eyes disappear is because she is withdrawing her senses from the world of evil and going inward towards prayer and contemplation."
Klein also says the scene in which Gaga puts the rosary beads in her mouth is supposed to represent "the desire to take in the holy."