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Jan
2018

Jay-Z’s ‘Family Feud’ Video Trashed By Catholic League: It’s Exploitative & Gratuitous!

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Jay-Z's 'Family Feud' Video Trashed By Catholic League: It's "Exploitative"

Jay-Z’s ‘Family Feud’ Video Trashed By Catholic League

Jay-Z’s new video is receiving some heat from the religious community. According to reports, his star studded ‘Family Feud’ video, which was directed by Ava DuVernay is being criticized by the Catholic League. In fact, they call the video “gratuitous as well as exploitative.”

Jay-Z's 'Family Feud' Video Trashed By Catholic League: It's "Exploitative"

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In part of the video, Jay-Z, his daughter Blue Ivy and wife Beyonce are in a church.

Jay-Z's 'Family Feud' Video Trashed By Catholic League: It's "Exploitative"

Jay-Z's 'Family Feud' Video Trashed By Catholic League: It's "Exploitative"

In another part of the video, Jay-Z is in a confessional booth. Catholic League president Bill Donohue says in a statement,

Is it anti-Catholic? No, it is not a bigoted assault. Indeed, it pales next to Jay-Z’s relentlessly racist (and anti-black) lyrics. But it is nonetheless gratuitous as well as exploitative, just the kind of thing we would expect from this genius couple.

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See the Catholic League’s full statement below:

A video trailer is supposed to be a teaser, but in this case it falls flat, leading nowhere. Jay-Z’s recently released “Family Feud” video shows him walking into a Catholic church with his real-life daughter, rapping away–“Nobody wins when the family feuds”–as he struts. This is followed by a flashback scene where he is shown kissing a gal in her undergarments. Then Beyoncé appears, standing at the pulpit, wearing a navy blue outfit dressed like a queen. She is a priestess: she hears Jay-Z’s confession, apparently a statement on his real-life infidelities. Is it anti-Catholic? No, it is not a bigoted assault. Indeed, it pales next to Jay-Z’s relentlessly racist (and anti-black) lyrics. But it is nonetheless gratuitous as well as exploitative, just the kind of thing we would expect from this genius couple.

Ouch!

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