The Catholic Archbishop of Singapore criticized the American pope star Madonna. Archbishop William Goh said that her concert is “causing a stir” among Catholics and other Christians. His comments came prior to Madonna’s Singapore visit on February 28 as part of her “Rebel Heart” tour.
The Archbishop on the other hand asked the faithful to reflect on how Christianity offers a contrasting vision of the arts and the world. William Goh exhorted Christians and others not to support “the ‘pseudo arts’ that promote sensuality, rebellion, disrespect, pornography, contamination of the minds of the young, abusive freedom, individualism at the expense of the common good, vulgarity, lies and half-truths.”
“As the people of God,” the Archbishop asked everyone to “subscribe to authentic arts that lead us to God through the appreciation of beauty, harmony, goodness, truth and love, respect, unity and the transcendent.”
Madonna is notorious for her exploitation of Christian symbols and iconography.