JAY-Z And Beyonce Blasted for 'Family Feud' Video By Catholic League

By Daryl Nelson

JAY-Z's video for his cut "Family Feud" didn't seem particularly controversial at first glance.  But at least one official from the Catholic Church was offended by some of the imagery he saw in the vid's teaser, and he released an angry statement about it.

"A video trailer is supposed to be a teaser, but in this case it falls flat, leading nowhere," wrote Catholic League President Bill Donohue. "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 Beyonce 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."

Donohue didn't stop at just dissing the video.  He took direct shots at Jay and B as well.

"Is it anti-Catholic?" he asked. "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."

Did you see anything "exploitative" about the "Family Feud" video?

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