This year’s Met Gala caused an unholy uproar as far as Piers Morgan is concerned.
British media personality Morgan tore into Monday’s event, which bore a Catholic theme, saying that it “crossed a line and was openly, brazenly disrespectful.”
In a column for the Daily Mail published Tuesday, Morgan, who identifies himself as Catholic — though not “the most devout you’ll ever meet” — said that with Monday night’s soiree, the Met Gala “confirmed itself as an organization of rank double standards, because everyone knows they’d have never dared do it to Islam or Judaism.”
Morgan also marveled that the Vatican gave its blessing to the event and provided “a variety of clothes and other items for an accompanying exhibition at the Met.”
“To which my response is: what the hell was the Vatican thinking?” Morgan fumed.
“There is a massive difference between seeing religious artifacts tastefully and respectfully laid out in a museum and seeing them stuck on some flesh-flaunting celebrity’s head at a party,” Morgan continued, calling out his frequent target Kim Kardashian with particular venom.
“Kim Kardashian wore a Versace gold gown with large crosses emblazoned on her hips and torso (The same hips and torso she’s spent the past two weeks flashing naked online). She had two more necklace crosses perched above her bulging cleavage,” Morgan wrote.
He added, “A lot of the imagery was highly sexualized, which you might think not just inappropriate for a religious theme but also incredibly offensive to the many victims of sex abuse in the Catholic Church.”
While other celebrities, such as Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, came under fire from Morgan, he declared “the worst offender” to be “Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker, “who had an entire Nativity Play scene on her head.”
“Those celebrities who took part in this offensive fiasco need to ask themselves one question: ‘Would I have gone dressed as a Muslim or a Jew if I were not Muslim or Jewish?'” Morgan concluded. “If the obvious answer is ‘No, of course not’ then they should all be ashamed of themselves.”