Music isn’t the only thing that Celine Dion has excelled at.
Over the years, the multiple Grammy Award-winner has released more than 15 fragrances and launched a fashion line featuring clothing and handbags.
The mother of three has also recently introduced her new children’s clothing line called Celinununu.
However, unlike her past ventures, this one has been met with a lot of criticism.
In addition to labeling the commercial “ridiculous,” many social media users slammed the “My Heart Will Go On” singer for marking up the prices of the gender-neutral clothes, with one of the baby onesies originally selling for $72.
The #celinununu commercial is too easy to ridicule, so I’ll pick just one thing: Is that her humming the lullaby in the background with “Nununu, Nununu, Nununununununu” 🤤
— DebTX (@lect0r) November 29, 2018
Other critics called Dion out for selling “ugly” and “dark” clothes, especially when they’re for children.
ummmm, the commercial for this ”clothing line” is creepy af. “celinununu” is a stupid name and the clothes are ugly. The clothes don’t make the babies look cute and again..CREEPY AF.
— Vote_Him_Out_2020 (@_resisting45) November 26, 2018
Why would anyone want to remove the beauty of color from our children’s lives? How can children explore if they have no choices?
This is the saddest, most depressing and controlling line of clothing for children ever made. Huge failure @celinedion
— Cathie Garland (@cathiegarland) November 29, 2018
However, it was the claim that the clothes contain Satanic themes that turned a lot of heads.
According to Monsignor John Esseff, a diocesan priest and exorcist from Scranton, Pennsylvania, Dion’s new kids clothing line is demonic not because it features skulls and dark hues, but because it is gender neutral.
Esseff told the National Catholic Register that God only created two genders, so the spread of “this gender thing” through fashion and such is evil.
“People behind this are influencing children to disorder,” Esseff explained. “This is definitely satanic. There is a mind behind it — an organized mindset. The devil is a liar and there are huge lies being told. This is being done for money, and there is divisiveness that comes from this — marks of the devil.”
He added, “The devil is going after children by confusing gender. When a child is born, what is the first things we say about that child? It’s a boy, or it’s a girl. That is the most natural thing in the world to say. But to say that there is no difference is satanic.”
Esseff isn’t the only person who feels this way either. Despite expert opinion that gendered marketing of clothes, toys, and other products reinforces harmful stereotypes, many people are still not convinced Dion’s line has a positive message.
Some took to social media to share their sentiments on Dion’s collaborative kids line and it’s alleged link to Satanism.
Doesn’t need to be dark, ugly & satanic. Kids should be happy not dressed in depressing clothes. Girls can wear blue & boys can wear pink.
— PamP1111 (@PamVA65) November 29, 2018
Disgraceful Satanic commercial & clothing line. What happened to you?
Would love to see you take up a worthy cause using your celebrity platform to:
ERADICATING Child Sex Trafficking
ERADICATING SRA Abuse
Reject Satanism & NWO.
You are in my prayers.
— Connie O’Neill (@constanceregin) November 21, 2018
Dion and her collaborators, co-founders of the kids fashion brand Nununu Iris Adler and Tali Milchberg, have yet to respond to the criticism. A message on the Celinununu website explains that the clothes are meant to “inspire your children to be free and find their own individuality.”
Dion, who was raised Catholic, has previously revealed that while she believes in God, she has a complicated relationship with the Church.
“For me, God is life itself, the birds, the air, the sunrise and the sunset, the children. Yes, that is where I find God. Not in a church,” she told the Toronto Starin 2014.