The NY Post’s Page Six is reporting today that the nuns of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic girls school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, are none-too-pleased with the antics of their former student, Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga. Specifically, the Post found that the sisters were appalled at Gaga’s blood-soaked performance piece at the VMAs last week. (The nuns want their MTV, do they?)
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It got me thinking — aside from ‘duh’ — about other pop provocateurs who started out life as Catholic schoolgirls (or boys). Could it be that a solid, strict Catholic upbringing is almost necessary for the kind of intense, life-long acting out that rock ‘n roll requires? Madonna, of course, went to Catholic school at one point. Help me out and prove my theory — who else?