Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are being called out for “mocking” Catholicism with their lavish Italian wedding ceremony.
While saying “I do” on Sunday, the reality star wore a white Dolce & Gabbana mini dress with a dramatic veil, which was emblazoned with the image of the Virgin Mary – a nod to a tattoo her new husband has inked on the top of his head.
While Barker, 46, has spoken publicly about his ties to the Catholic faith, it’s unclear whether Kardashian, 43, is a member of the church. However, the Poosh founder has shared plenty of texts about faith, quotes and Bible passages via her Instagram Stories over the years.
“Kinda weird that kourtney [sic] wedding is like this catholic ‘aesthetic’ like the Virgin Mary on her dress and her wedding veil ?? ” one person wrote on Twitter.
A second added, “I just really feel like Travis & Kourtney [sic] wedding is mocking the catholic religion? They do not symbolize religious people at all, just feels like mockery. I’m not catholic but just does not sit right with me. ”
Another fan said they were “happy” for the newlyweds, but argued that “liturgical garments used during mass are not something fashionable.”
One person even said they were “offended” by Kardashian’s short gown.
“I’m just going to say it point blank. Kourtney Kardashian’s use of the Blessed Mother in her outfit (s) during her wedding weekend was extremely offensive to me as a Catholic… I have a right to feel offended by it, ”they wrote on Twitter.
Barker, for his part, previously told Vice he was raised Catholic.
“I got the Virgin Mary tattooed on my foreman when I was 18, 19. And I was brought up Catholic,” he said in a November 2015 interview.
“I definitely pray; I believe in God. I definitely think I was blessed… So I’m not at church every day and I’m not pushing religion on people. But I believe in God and I pray and my kids pray. ”
The couple also faced backlash for arguably allowing their nuptials to give “free publicity” to the controversy-hit fashion house, Dolce & Gabbana.
“I love kourtney and travis, but dolce and gabbana dressing the whole fam for the wedding is not it,” one person argued, referencing the fact the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan were decked out in looks from the Italian brand.
Another added, “Dolce & Gabbana have been trying to revive their brand for problematic body shaming and racist comments. So this display is a real bargain for the KarJenners and a real media coup for D&G. ”