By now you must know Sister Cristina Scuccia, a 25-year-old Sicilian who appeared in her habit, veil and chunky shoes on the Italian version of The Voice reality tv show.
She has become an instant star, with her audition racking up more than 3m views on YouTube, The Guardian reported
Some people cheer Sr. Cristina, a few wrote “hate, hate, hate…” and how they were “appalled” by the nun’s behavior.
I confess to being amused to watch Sr. Cristina’s video. Unlike many online commentators, however, I wasn’t stunned. For one thing, it is common for me to watch nuns singing into a microphone. Okay – not onstage in competition singing Alicia Keys in rockstar style, literally, that is. What’s the connection between spirituality and celebrity?
Professor Thomas Sebastian, an academic based in Birmingham, UK reflects on this question in India Matters’ March 28 issue