Lilly Allen raised the ire of Christians recently when she performed in a faux Nativity scene during a concert in Brixton, England about a week ago. The singer rolled around in a faux-manger stuffed with hay while biblical representations of donkeys and gifts danced behind her at the O2 Academy.
British newspaper the Independent reports that many were upset by what is being called a crass move.
“This could be extremely offensive to many Christians. It is important that all religions are given the respect they deserve and I can certainly understand why some Christians believe their deeply held views are being squeezed out,” said Martin Vickers, a conservative member of Parliament.
Stephen Green is a spokesperson for the religious advocacy group Christian Voice. He said in a recent interview, “It is tasteless, it is disrespectful and it is crass.”
Lily Allen’s only comment regarding the faux Nativity scene came in the form of a tweet.
— lily (@lilyallen) December 13, 2014
Lily Allen’s most recent album is titled “Sheezus,” and it was just named one of SPIN’s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2014. Do you expect any of her fans were insulted or irked by her actions inside the faux Nativity or do you think they share her feelings that it was no big deal?
— Stereogum (@stereogum) December 16, 2014
Do you think the anger on behalf Christian groups with regard to Lily Allen’s behavior is justified?