Sunday, October 29, 2006
GOOD NEWS: Madonna Cross Not to Air
NBC announced Thursday that it has decided not to show pictures of Madonna mounting a mirrored Crucifix wearing a crown of thorns. when it airs one of her concert specials on November 22nd.
The pop star said that 'it was meant to illustrate a theme of confession.'
But religious leaders told NBC they would organize a boycott against one of the sponsors if the cross scene appeared.
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League said, "NBC did the right thing, but the fact that it did not say why the offensive part of Madonna's concert was cut shows cowardice. What NBC should have done is to admit that since it refused to air the Danish cartoons that Muslims objected to earlier in the year, it felt obliged not to treat Christians in a discriminatory manner."
NBC said it will still show the "Live to Tell" concert but use camera angles that don't show Madonna until she gets off the cross.