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Your What the FUCK for 12-10-08

Posted by Sean on December 10, 2008

Normally I don’t bother posting What the FUCKs about celebrity news. The whole celebrity obsession thing leaves me feeling a little icky. Besides, looking for stupid in the Entertainment section is like fishing with dynamite.

But this is exceptional. I did so many double takes while reading it that I nearly suffered whiplash. It’s an AP story datelined Santiago, Chile and headlined “Chilean cardinal: Madonna rouses ‘impure thoughts’“:

Madonna is causing “crazy enthusiasm” and “impure thoughts” on her first concert visit to Chile, a prominent retired cardinal complained on Wednesday, as he paused in a tribute to a late dictator to denounce the pop star.

Roman Catholic Cardinal Jorge Medina criticized the flamboyant singer during his homily at a Mass in honor of the late dictator Augusto Pinochet, who oversaw the deaths of some 3,200 dissidents during his 1973-1990 rule.

“This woman comes here and in an incredibly shameless manner, she provokes a crazy enthusiasm, an enthusiasm of lust, lustful thoughts, impure thoughts,” said Medina, the cardinal who was chosen to announce the election of Pope Benedict XV.

Hundreds of fans spent three days camping outside the National Stadium in Santiago to get good spots for Wednesday’s concert, the first of two. About 60,000 people were expected at each performance.

One of those waiting in line, Roberto Lopez, told local reporters that he had quit his job in the southern city of Punta Arenas because his boss hadn’t given him time off to attend the concert.

Pinochet died Dec. 10, 2006, at age 91.

Medina said that some of those who claim to seek justice for violations of human rights under the dictator are actually seeking revenge.

Where oh where to begin?

  1. Madonna  may have caused “crazy enthusiasm” and “impure thoughts” 20 years ago. Nowadays she’s about as sexy as Mick Jagger – and just as creepy, too.
  2.  Celebrating life-affirming and life-giving sex is bad, but celebrating a man who ordered the deaths of over 3,000 people just because they disagreed with him is good? Well, he is a Catholic priest, after all…
  3. And homeboy lost his job just so he could see Madonna? Well, that raised the collective IQ of the workforce a few points.

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