It is probably safe to assume that Ariana Grande’s new song is going hit many a fundamentalist misogynistic nerve. On Friday, the singer-songwriter released her new single, God is a Woman, accompanied by a video filled with stunning visuals, religious and feminist imagery that imagine the Christian god as female.
The most memorable of these comes towards the end, in which Grande provides a feminist reimagining of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, a famous Biblical story that is painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City.
The most talked about moment of the video, however, is when Madonna makes a surprise cameo – as god. Her voice is heard from above, recites the verse Ezekiel 25:17 from the Bible. This is followed by Grande throwing a hammer to break the glass ceiling – quite literally.
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