Archbishop of Toledo apologizes for racy clip shot inside cathedral
The Archbishop of Toledo has issued a public apology after one of Spain’s iconic cathedrals was used to film a scorching video that has sparked global outrage since its release on Friday morning.
The steamy video titled “Ateo” which means atheist, features Spanish rapper C Tangana and Argentine singer Nathy Peluso rubbing against each other in the 13th-century Toledo Cathedral, to the amazement of onlookers and audiences alike. a priest. The duo set off in a seductive dance performance, which becomes thrilling as the song progresses. In one shot, a naked but partially pixelated Peluso holds C Tangana’s severed head aloft, and he pulls her hair.
The video has racked up over 2 million views on YouTube since its release in less than 24 hours.
The act of pulling the hair is said to have been inspired by one of the paintings inside the cathedral, depicting a demon pulling a woman’s hair to prevent her from reaching salvation. The song gives viewers close-ups of the artwork displayed on the cathedral walls, The Guardian reported.
Dozens of cathedral officials were asked how permission was given for a racy video of this nature to be filmed in the Gothic cathedral.
As quoted on CNN, a statement from the Archdiocese of Toledo published Friday afternoon underlines that the Archbishop has indeed “deeply regretted what had happened” and would have been oblivious to the project and its content elsewhere.
The Archbishop reiterated that a review of his procedures was on the anvil, so that a story like this would not repeat itself.
However, in what appears to be a stance radically opposed to that of the Archbishop, Dean Juan Miguel Ferrer Grenesche of Cabildo Primate felt that the video may have used “provocative visual language” but did not rebuke anyone’s faith. He further claimed that the final scenes of the video, in which the artist poses for photos with an altar boy, reflected the church’s “welcoming and understanding” attitude.
This is not Tangana’s first date with controversies. The singer was criticized in August for allegedly promoting sexism after posting a photo of himself with women in bikinis for promoting his song called “Yate” (Yacht).