Lily Allen has come under fire for staging a nativity scene during her show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Friday (December 12).
During the show, Allen performed the song ‘Sheezus’ in a manger, wearing a gold halo. Click below to watch.
Speaking to The Express, Stephen Green from campaign group Christian Voice said of the performance: “It is tasteless, it is disrespectful and it is crass.”
Conservative MP Martin Vickers criticised Allen too, saying: “This could be extremely offensive to many Christians. It is important that all religions are given the respect they deserve and I can certainly understand why some Christians believe their deeply held views are being squeezed out.”
Allen’s sold-out Christmas show requested audience members come in ‘Christmas clobber’, with prizes for the best dressed. Allen is yet to respond to the criticism.
Just hopping out of my manger. As you do.#littlebabySHEEZUS thank you London, and cheers 2 everyone that made a gig. pic.twitter.com/FyaRWYyPjL
— LILYALLEN2.0 (@lilyallen) December 13, 2014