Sabrina Carpenter ‘s music video for “Feather” has sparked controversy after a scene was filmed at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel-Annunciation Parish in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The video depicts Carpenter being followed by creepy men who meet gruesome fates, and it concludes with a scene of Carpenter dancing around a church during a joint funeral for the deceased men.
Msgr. Jamie J. Gigantiello, the priest who approved the filming, has been relieved of his administrative duties involving oversight of the church. Bishop Robert J. Brennan expressed his disapproval, stating, “The parish did not follow diocesan policy regarding the filming on Church property, which includes a review of the scenes and script.”
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Gigantiello apologized in a letter, explaining that the parish was approached by a film crew scouting a location for a production featuring Sabrina Carpenter. He admitted to a lapse in judgment and emphasized that he had no knowledge of the provocative scenes filmed in the church.
The controversy has raised concerns about the use of the church for such scenes and the need to adhere to diocesan policies in the future.
Watch the “Feather” video here.