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Earlier this month, Britni Danielle wrote about Issa Rae’s new YouTube series, “The Choir”.  The new series, for AlrightTV is “a dramedy that follows the United Church of Holy Christ in Fellowship’s choir as they attempt to rebuild their dying congregation.”

The latest episode of “The Choir” features, “Christ WALK”, a new song by Issa Rae. The song is obviously a parody, but a few people didn’t think it was funny. Words like sacrilegious and blasphemous have been thrown around in response to the video:

Regina Mullen 1 day ago

Wrong. Just wrong. Do another!

Nia Johnson 4 days ago

Though this is quite disrespectful. Christian rap artist are nothing like this. Though this is for entertainment, could’ve been different

Ayanha Noel 4 days ago

Very disrespectful.

Marques Miles 6 days ago

I think it’s amazing how we can throw around the name of Jesus so flippantly. No she said nothing truly negative about Christ, but the entirety of the video doesn’t shine a light on Christ or his people. I get the hypocrisy angle. But to complete it, we should see what Christians should be like. Compare/contrast.

Nellah5 1 week ago

I love admire your work but this is straight Blasphemy. Jesus is real and when more ppl acknowledge what he did on the cross for us. This world would be better. I can’t get with this at all. SMH

Check out the video below.

Clutchettes, what do you think of the video? Do you find it offensive?

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  • The RealKay

    To be completely honest, I’ve heard rappers talk about how they shoot, kill and pimp but will mention Jesus or have religious imagery in the background (remember Tupac? Machiavelli? Hail Mary anyone?). I think she’s maybe using comedy to drive home the point that this is a common thread in rap, and it’s basically a hypocritical one. Though I didn’t find it outrageously funny though.

  • Nickie

    Okay… She should’ve listened to Lecrae or Cross Movement or any of the other ACTUAL Christian rap artists. Maybe then she wouldn’t have made it such an over the top parody of what the actual genre is. I’m just saying.

  • I don’t find it offensive and honestly don’t have much to say about it.

  • rose

    As a Christian who reads the Bible regularly, I can’t believe how any other believer would think it’s ok to put the name of Jesus in the same sentence as the F*CK word and the B*TCH. I can’t see how any believer can’t see that this does not edify or glorify the name of Jesus or His kingdom. It has no purpose other than it’s another worldly gimmick. If we start thinking this is all in fun then where do we draw the boundaries? I already know the answer to this…these are the day and times we live in where there are no boundaries. And if you’re are a person that stands up for what you believe in then you are considered sensitive, judgey, etc…I don’t have to compromise my convictions in order to be a loving person. And as a believer I’m not gonna sit here and try to tell you what God thinks based off of my own feelings or limited finite thinking, but I will point other believers to these verses in the Bible :“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV). But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler (using profanity), or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person (1 Corinthians 5:11).

    • Thank you…. this isn’t cool. I know my God and my beliefs have earned more love and respect than what is given in this spoof. People got all upset about Russel Simmons and his Harriet Tubman spoof (and rightfully so), but when disrespect my belief system of Christianity it’s all good. Naw, partner it’s not all good. I don’t appreciate it, nor will go along with the regularly scheduled program of my faith being made fun of. Disrespect is disrespect no matter if you agree with someones point of view or not.

  • You know what kills me, these people who say the video is wrong or blasphemy. Did they not watch the 1st episode of the Choir? 2nd or 3rd? It’s just a parody from a very blessed and gifted person that just wants to make us laugh. This video doesn’t dictate her religious beliefs. It is a free country. Freedom of speech. Times are changing. People need to be more open minded and not just one sided. I loved the video like all of her other videos, it is all in the name of comedy. How many comedians used a curse word in the same sentence as Jesus? Hundreds!! Just Google it. Christians be trippin.