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Lady Gaga's 'Judas' video under fire from religious groups

Pressure groups slam promo clip for new single before seeing it

The video for Lady Gaga's new single 'Judas' has already been criticised by angry religious groups - despite the fact they haven’t seen it.

The singer is set to appear as Biblical character Mary Magdalene in the video, with actor Norman Reedus taking the role of Judas, reports The Sun.

Earlier this week, Gaga posted a teaser clip titled 'Gagavision No. 14', which includes an encounter with a Christian protester picketing one of her live shows.

The clip, which implies that full video will be unveiled on April 19, ends with the words: "'Judas' is coming. Let the cultural baptism begin."

The video hasn't gone down well with The Catholic League For Religious And Civil Rights, which claimed it is a stunt timed to coincide with its forthcoming Easter celebrations.

President Bill Donahue commented: "People have real talent, and then there is Lady Gaga. I find Gaga to be increasingly irrelevant.

"Is this the only way to jet up her performance? This isn't random, we are getting closer to holy week and Easter."

Last month, Lady Gaga's previous single 'Born This Way' was censored in Malaysia over its pro-gay lyrics.

The single has been edited on Malaysian radio to remove lyrics breaking the country's rules on promoting homosexuality.

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