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Here come the critics!
After Jay Z released the visual for his single ‘Family Feud’ off of his latest album ‘4:44,’ The Catholic League took it upon themselves to critique, since the setting of the video is in a place of worship.
Directed by Ava Duvernay the video for ‘Family Feud’ features little Blue Ivy in the pews, while her mother Beyonce is back and forth from the pulpit, along with scenes of Jay Z in a confessional booth.
The Catholic Leagues President, Bill Donohue released a statement that shows his dismay for the visual.
To make a long story short Donohue says Family Feud is —“ gratuitous as well as exploitative, just the kind of thing we would expect from this genius couple.”
Read the 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.”
See a snippet of the visual here: