The enduring Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro was used to function a particular projection celebrating leftist pop star Taylor Swift’s arrival for her “Eras Tour.” This choice, introduced by Mayor Eduardo Paes, is being criticized by numerous teams who see it as a blasphemous act of idolatry.
“We can have Taylor Swift duly honored, her arrival in Rio. Welcome, Taylor Swift. And will you be completely happy, with the Swifties”, said the mayor of Rio.
The projection, impressed by Swift’s “You Belong With Me” music video, depicts a t-shirt with the phrases “Welcome to Brasil.” The idea was initially proposed by Brazilian publicist Leonardo Ulths De Carvalho and was delivered to fruition by way of a marketing campaign by Swift’s fan base, generally known as Swifties.
Whereas Swifties efficiently lobbied for the projection in change for charitable donations to the Pope’s World Day of the Poor marketing campaign, critics argue that the sanctity of the Christ the Redeemer statue is being compromised.
Critics argue that the projection not solely trivializes a sacred image but in addition units a harmful precedent for the usage of non secular websites for secular promotions.
One critic mentioned, “No person on the planet needs to be projected on the statue. None of us are worthy.” Others have accused the occasion of “mocking God” and selling “idol worship over Christ worship.”