The Mexican rapper, known as ‘German’, recently went viral on social networks, after a clip was leaked in which he is seen dressed as a priest, pretending to distribute ‘Catholic communion’ with marijuana cigarettes at the Guadalupano Sanctuary in Hermosillo, Sonora.
Apparently, the scene corresponds to the recording of his latest musical production, in which Erik German He is at the altar in a purple tunic like those used by priests to officiate Easter masses, while delivering a ‘joint’ of the psychoactive substance to the people who line up.
Given the comments of the believers and the criticism unleashed by parishioners on the networks, the artist, who has sung with snop dog, offered a public apology, stating that the video clip is a positive song and different from his previous work, and that it was not his intention to offend the Catholic community.
(You may be interested: Kenya: this was the sect in which they fasted until death to “know Jesus”).
“This video is to offer an apology to all those people who came to feel offended, (…) an apology to Father Luis Armando who was the one who threw the strike on us (he did the favor) to put together this video.”
And he added in a publication: “It is a superpositive song, which I know you will like, especially the entire community of the Guadalupano Sanctuary with much respect and love.”
In the same way, the father in charge of the Hermosillo church, Luis González Torres, acknowledged that he authorized the rapper to record the single, since he explained the message of the song. He considered allowing the recording, arguing that “the doors are open and you are not one to judge the lives of others.”
In addition, he clarified that the “German” clothes were brought by himself, and that no element was lent to the interpreter apart from the place.
(Keep reading: Dalai Lama Reappears on Summit After Scandal, Talks Spirituality.)
However, both the priest and the archdiocese apologized to the Catholic community through a statement, in which they argue that “they acted indiscreetly” and that they hope this situation will not happen again.
“We recognize that we acted without ill will and intention, but recklessly, therefore Archbishop Ruy Rendón Leal, and our entire Presbytery, offer a sincere apology to all those who felt wronged in their faith. We assume and reiterate the commitment to watch over and take care that these acts are not repeated in our Church,” wrote the vicar of the archdiocese in the statement.
(Also read: ‘A stranger I met on the beach gave me her kidney’).
However, there were Internet users who commented that “the acts of pedophilia caused by the church should cause them more indignation”, as well as there were those who argued that that act was a desecration of the temple.
The Mexican rapper “Alemán” generates controversy for dressing as a priest and distributing marijuana cigarettes inside a church in Sonora. pic.twitter.com/Owh02JCMH6
— Adela Micha (@Adela_Micha) April 24, 2023
NATHALIA GOMEZ PARRA
DIGITAL SCOPE WRITING
Video: Incredible rescue of a climber who was lost in a dangerous mountain
War in Sudan leaves more than 400 dead; Latinos and Europeans evacuate the country
“I looked at my foot and my fingers were missing”, the drama of the mines in Ukraine