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.
— LILYALLEN2.0 (@lilyallen) December 13, 2014