When John Lennon said in 1966 that the Beatles is bigger than Christ it stirs a lot of controversy within the Christian community. In fact the Catholic Church didn’t forgive Lennon for what he has done for about 42 years.
What have John has surly affect Christian Beatles fans back then but will it affect a fan now. If Lady Gaga said that same words it will not be a big deal. It is because of time of the statement was made. In the era of the Beatles people is more conservative now it is more liberal about religion and in America were in many people are offended by the said statement it will be said that John is just practicing his freedom of speech So it will not be a big deal today.
For me in the day and age people are more and more in tune on pop culture than religion.