Members of The Catholic League aren’t laughing at the high jinks of Moe, Larry and Curly in the new “Three Stooges” feature.
The film, opening tomorrow, features a number of Catholic-related gags the League found offensive, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
In a terse statement issued Thursday, Catholic League president Bill Donohue takes issue with a “nun bikini” and large rosary worn by swimsuit model Kate Upton in the slapstick comedy as well as with Larry David’s character.
David, like Upton, plays a nun in Three Stooges, and his character’s name is Sister Mary-Mengele — named after infamous Nazi Josef Mengele.
“In the 1950s, Hollywood generally avoided crude fare and was respectful of religion. Today it specializes in crudity and trashes Christianity, especially Catholicism,” Donohue said. EnterThe Three Stooges. The movie is not just another remake: It is a cultural marker of sociological significance, and what it says about the way we’ve changed is not encouraging.