Vanessa Carlton: Jesus Was Just An Uppity Jew

Vanessa Carlton 'Harmonium'

is catching some heat from fans after her interview with Blender magazine, where they followed the singer around including a trip to a New York strip club and “spiritual cleansing” afterwards at a Catholic church. Carlton, who is Jewish, wanted to offer a donation and confessed her sins but was thwarted when an actual service was going on. Carlton then told Blender: “I hope these people realize Jesus was just an uppity Jew.” Zapryan writes on “I’ve no idea if she did but I have to say that I would be terrified if she really did say it. I thought she had more sense than to offend the most wide spead religion in the entire world.” Evanessa added, “It was very tasteless for her to say that.” Others rallied to Carlton’s defense.

Vanessa Carlton Returns From Japan

October 19, 2004 – Vanessa posted a new message to fans on Saturday (October 16), after returning from a trip to Japan. “Back in [New York City] tonight,” Carlton wrote. “The Japanese rock. [I’m] so lucky to be able to travel to place like that. Anyway, I just walked out on a movie called ‘I Heart Huckabees’. I do that a lot lately. Getting ready for tour for the next few days. So psyched to get back out on the road. I hope you all get to make it! You guys mean so much to me. 3 weeks till the record “Drops”. finally! I think you’re all gonna dig it. Talk soon. Night, v.”

No 17 Piece Orchestra On Vanessa Carlton’s Tour

October 16, 2004 – Vanessa Carlton posted an update and correction about her tour to fans on October 3rd. “As far as I can tell some dude made up some story about me touring with a 17 piece orchestra this month,” Carlton said. “What I want to know is why 17? Anyway, it’s not true. As I said before, it’s just me, you, and a piano this tour. It’s super intimate. See you all there. By the way, I’m in Brazil and it’s raining. Bummer. Off to Rio tomorrow! Never been. I’d like to recommend one of the best films I’ve ever seen in my life (it happens to be about the ghetto outside of Rio), it’s call ‘City of God’. Please rent it. Peace, v.”

Vanessa Carlton Promises ‘Refreshed’ Official Site Soon

September 26, 2004 – Vanessa checked in with fans on her official website on Thursday (September 23), promising the site will be updated soon in celebration of her forthcoming album ‘Harmonium’. Carlton wrote, “Just want you all to know that I’m just as annoyed about how ‘unrefreshed’ this site is as you all are. I swear to you the new site is coming. I just finished working on it with my awesome art team. Also, just wanted to say thanks for the support with ‘White Houses’. I’m so happy you dig it. More to come November 9th. Looking forward to seeing you all on the road. Be sure to come out cause this is as intimate as it gets (plus it’s favorite kind of environment to play in). It’s basically my living room tour. Hey, I should name it that! Anyway, you guys calling up radio stations is awesome. Looking forward to sharing this record with you guys. It’s gonna be trippy. Peace, v.”

Vanessa Carlton Visits KISS 106.1’s Jackie & Bender

September 26, 2004 – Vanessa was in studio with Jackie & Bender of KISS 106.1 in Seattle on Thursday (September 23). Carlton talked about what she’s been up to in between albums, working with her boyfriend Stephan Jenkins on her sophomore album ‘Harmonium’, touring, and more. She then performed ‘White Houses’. After her performance, they talked about her dogs and she wrapped up by performing ‘Afterglow’. The interview and performance clip has since been removed from

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10 thoughts on “Vanessa Carlton: Jesus Was Just An Uppity Jew

  1. AliciaMoore says:

    It’s 2004 not 1004, Christians won’t murder your family anymore for having a difference of opinion… people can say whatever the hell they want about religion, others don’t have to agree with them, but they have every right to voice their beliefs. And Jesus was a Jew so she’s not far off.

  2. Fairycute7 says:

    She is just an uppity Jew. She has no right to talk about Jesus that way. Think it in your head, fine. But don’t say that crap out loud. Dumb *****. She is so ugly- she looks like John Kerry’s ugly horse faced daughters

  3. AFMartin87 says:

    “It’s 2004 not 1004, Christians won’t murder your family anymore for having a difference of opinion… ” Well, that’s about as false as it can get. Christian physically and mentally tear down anyone who disagrees with their beliefs, as you can see in these other comments. Just because of what she said, now she’s ugly. Yes, because that is what god told you to do, is to hate on someone because they do not agree with you. I love Vanessa, who the hell else would have enough balls to say something like that? I’m now going out and buying her new CD.

  4. AliciaMoore says:

    I said they won’t murder your family I didn’t say they wouldn’t act like thugs.. but that’s the way it is with religions that were founded in blood… still its not fair to assume that all Christians are like that (my parents are christian – so I see both sides) its usually just authority figures and a few mindless followers.

  5. JLOVER101 says:

    I don’t think that people should express their religious opinions in that way because some people do take offense to that. Maybe she did it to stir up controversy, since that’s the route she seems to be taking lately. One of Madonna’s most controversial moments came in the form of religious rebellion, and that might be what she’s trying to accomplish. However, popdirt will never be the right venue to discuss religious opinions.

  6. BLUEGEMINI7 says:

    IMO, she was out of line. Yes people, she has all the right in the world to voice her opinion or believes but she should know better. This is a very delicate subject. Like J said, maybe she’s trying to ignite some controversy.She better hope it doesn’t come back and bite her in the ass.

  7. xtina_rulz says:

    Why? People can discuss whatever they want wherever they want. If people want to discuss their religious opinions on popdirt then so be it. Who are you to say if it’s right or wrong?

  8. SweetLikeChocolate says:

    I couldn’t tell for the “uppity” part, but she’s right on the Jew part. Christianity got its name out of Jesus Christ. Christianity didn’t exist before him so Jesus couldn’t technically be a Christian himself.

  9. Jona says:

    Are all American Christians sick in the head? Since when is it an INSULT to be called a Jew? No bloody person in the whole wide world would contest the fact that Jesus was a Jew, except for a few American analphabets. According to the Bible you all supposedly read he was born in Judea as descendant of the house of David, the ancient royal line of Israel. His mother was a Jew, her husband was a Jew, his father was supposedly the highest deity of the Jewish people. He was circumcised he learned the Torah in a synagogue, which just happens to be one of the most important chapters in the New Testament. He was preaching a doctrine based on the Jewish scripture and religion. It is TASTELESS to call someone a Jew? Go kiss Hitler’s ass!

  10. CanadianBSBFan says:

    Her calling Jesus a Jew because 99% of people know he is a Jew. Was the fact that she called him an uppity Jew. To a lot of Christians that is putting down the son of God for them in their religion. I think you can say whatever you like about religion but when you are a celebrity you got to be careful because you will offend a lot of people. Personally I have issues with organize religion but don’t condemn the faith you condemn the people who are misusing the faith.

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