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The pop star Demi Lovato got some bad news this week when the cover art for her eighth album “Holy Fvck” was banned in the United Kingdom for being “offensive to Christians” by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Lovato’s Blasphemous Posters Banned

Fox News reported that the banned posters used the same imagery that was used on the Holy Fvck album cover, which you can check out above. The cover shows Lovato, 30, wearing a “bondage-style outfit whilst lying on a large, cushioned crucifix,” which is also described as a “mattress shaped like a crucifix.” 

Posters for the album had been put up in six different locations in London, and they remained displayed for four days despite complaints that children were being exposed to them. Sky News reported that four official complaints came in about the posters before they were finally taken down. 

The ASA ruled that because Lovato’s legs are bound in one direction as she lay on the cushioned crucifix, the art was “reminiscent of Christ on the cross.”

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Posters Dubbed Offensive To Christianity 

This combined “with the reference to ‘holy fvck’ which in that context was likely to be viewed as linking sexuality to the sacred symbol of the crucifix and the crucifixion” made the posters offensive to Christianity in the eyes of the ASA.

Polydor Records, which operates under Universal Music Group, fired back by saying that they did not feel that the posters were offensive. The company also claimed to have gotten permission from the ASA that it was “acceptable to run on the proposed sites.”

Representatives for Lovato declined to comment when contacted.

“Holy Fvck” was released in August of last year, and it features music that details Lovato’s struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, mental health issues, treatment and recovery. She previously told the BBC that she wrote the album while she was in rehab in December of 2021.

“I’m not playing pop music anymore,” she added. “This is a rock album.”

Watch Lovato talk more about this album in the video below.

Lovato Sees No Point In Christianity

While promoting Holy Fvck last summer, Lovato told the Los Angeles Times that though she was raised Baptist, she no longer sees any value in Christianity.

“I don’t believe in organized religion anymore,” she said. “My God is the universe. It’s so much bigger than me, or us.”

In a sickening twist, however, Lovato said that her song “Holy Fvck” is “actually based on a Bible verse.”

“Matthew 5:30 says, ‘If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off; [for] it’s better to lose one part of your body than your entire body to hell.’ That was a Bible verse I heard since I was young — too young to know what masturbation was,” she continued. “And now, I have my own [line of] sex toys. Masturbation can be a form of self-care, it’s not something to be ashamed of at all.”

Listen to “Holy Fvck” (if you dare) in the video below.

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Lovato Blames The Church For Repressing Her Sexuality

The song is meant to showcase Lovato’s journey from being a Baptist to being sexually free, according to her.

“I did my exploring when I was a teenager, but I wasn’t clear on [sexuality] until I was about 24,” she explained. “I think the reason was [that] the church instilled in me that it was wrong, and I hated that.”

It’s blatantly obvious that Lovato’s goal is to offend Christians with her art, so we applaud the ASA for banning her disgusting posters. We will continue to pray for Lovato, because this is one young woman who desperately needs to find her way back to God. 

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