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Robbie Williams under church's scanner

Church leaders from the singer's home town slam him for ?trivialising? the Crucifiction on a TV show.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2006 12:53 IST

Church leaders from singer Robbie Williams’ home town Stoke-On-Trent, have slammed him for ‘trivialising’ the Crucifiction in his controversial stunt.

The stunt, for illusionist Derren Brown’s new TV show, Trick Of The Mind, saw the hypnotised, Beyond the Sea singer, having 14 inch needles pierced through his arms while being stretched out as if he were on the cross, like Jesus Christ.

And though TV station Channel 4 said the stunt was merely a magic trick, Reverend Ian Gregory said that Williams had committed an ‘unforgivable’ mistake by taking part in it.

   Facing the ire

“To trivialise the most important event in history is unforgivable,” The Sun quoted him, as saying

First Published: Apr 17, 2006 20:01 IST