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Piers Morgan leads backlash to celebrity event 'disrespectful' to Catholics

TV presenter Piers Morgan has hit out at Monday night's Met Gala celebrity fashion event.

The Good Morning Britain host claimed the event, which this year had a religious theme, was "disrespectful" and wouldn't dare target different faiths.

 

Writing in his column on the Mail Online, he said: "Christianity, it would seem, is fair game for a mocking fashion parade."

Ian West/PA Wire

 

Stars from the world of music and movies turned out in the event in New York dressed in costumes inspired by Catholicism.

Titled 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination', guests were seen dressed as nuns and popes.

 Ian West/PA Wire

 

Declaring his outrage, Morgan, who identifies as Catholic, said: "I know many people don't believe in any God or religion, let alone Catholicism, and I respect that.

"All I ask in return is for my beliefs not to be rudely disrespected.

"Just as I always respect other religions even if I don't believe in what they represent.

"To me, this year's Met Gala crossed a line and was openly, brazenly disrespectful.

Ian West/PA Wire

 

It's reported the Vatican gave permission for the theme and also provided clothes for an exhibition at the event.

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