Though the majority of fans seemed to enjoy the colourful attire on display, a number took to Twitter to express their outrage at what they saw as the disrespectful attitude shown to Catholicism.
One, EstherMay, tweeted ‘#MyReligionIsNotYourCostume’, adding: ‘I think it is totally disgusting. Poor choice of theme, costumes, etc. Disrespect.’
Another, David, wrote: ‘I mean, there is a level of blasphemy about this. A devout Christian/Catholic might not want any part of this.’
Others users said the event was a clear sign of cultural appropriation, with many comparing it to a controversy resulting from Utah teenager Keziah Daum’s Chinese-inspired prom dress.
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