Did the Met Gala insult Catholicism? | The Tylt

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Critics argued no fashion event would ever present an Islam-inspired theme. They say Catholicism gets no respect. 

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Many argued the attendees were appropriating religious symbols as decoration and entertainment, and that is never okay.

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Others pointed out the Catholic Church is hardly a marginalized entity. It is different when people "dress up" as Native Americans—their culture and traditions were practically destroyed (by European Christians). The Church, on the other hand, is one of the biggest financial powers on the planet. They can handle Rihanna in a Pope hat.

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The accompanying art exhibition received the official stamp of approval from the Vatican, which actually loaned the Costume Institute garments for the show. If the Vatican is cool with the idea, maybe American Catholics need to calm down.

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And you can't deny that the looks were STRONG. 

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