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Lady Gaga's "Judas" and other controversial music videos: What we're watching now

Lady Gaga models a creation from the Thierry Mugler Fall 2011 fashion show on March 2, 2011, in Paris.
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Lady Gaga models a creation from the Thierry Mugler
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(CBS/What's Trending) - You may or may not have been one of the people who managed to snag a peak at Lady Gaga's "Judas" video that leaked today. If you haven't, don't worry: Due to someone posting the video earlier than it should have been, the video has been made widely available online through official websites like E!. Whether or not you agree that this video is worth all the controversy that it's receiving from religious groups, you can see what has some people all riled up. It just had us thinking, what were some of the most controversial videos that we've seen of late that have had people talking? Here's a compilation of videos that sparked conversation on and offline for all scandalous types of reasons. Keeping with the religious theme, Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box" caused a big ruckus when it was released. We have to say it seems much more more potentially offensive than Gaga's "Judas." In addition to showing Jesus on the cross, there's a girl in a KKK outfit jumping for fetuses hanging from a tree among other things.

But, it's not just religious imagery that gets people angry. Erica Badu's "Window Seat" was supposed to commemorate the death of President John F. Kennedy. Instead, more people talked about her stripping antics more than the political message of her piece.

It isn't surprising that Marilyn Manson has made our list. Even when keeping things devoid of sexual imagery and keeping his lyrics clean, he still finds a way to anger people. "Coma White" was supposed to be his homage to President John F. Kennedy's assassination as well. Instead, viewers were angered that he took on this historical time with his then girlfriend Rose McGowan. It doesn't have to be only violence that stirs people's emotions. Though to the average pr-teen Britney Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time" was an innocent song about losing your first love. However, parents were angered that the young teen was wearing provocative outfits and became worried that she was sexualizing minors. Years earlier, Fiona Apple's "Criminal" cause the same controversy. The barely-clad singer rolls around in provocative, voyeuristic situations in what looks like a drug house. More than the sexual connotations, most advocacy groups were more concerned that the Apple's thin frame would inspire a culture of annorexia and bulimia among the MTV youth. Perhaps the master (or mistress) of controversy is Madonna. One of her most talked about videos, "Like a Prayer" spoke out about the police stereotyping black men as the perpetrators of crimes -- but also featured burning crosses and Madonna's getting stigmata. Needless to say, religious leaders were not pleased.

Madonna - Like A Prayer by Warner-Music
We guess all was forgiven, because the song was later used in a Pepsi Remix commercial, devoid of religious iconography.