Celine Dion, in collaboration with the Nununu brand, launched a collection of gender-neutral clothing for babies and children earlier this month. One exorcist, however, warned that the new clothing line named Celinununu is "satanic."
Celinununu partners previously stated that the brand "liberates children from the traditional roles of boy/girl, offering them the freedom to choose clothes that strengthen their own power of personality, from a tender age."
While the concept was welcomed by many, some criticised the brand for being "occultic."
Monsignor John Esseff, an exorcist in the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania for over 40 years, said the craze for gender-neutral clothing is the workings of the devil, as reported by the National Catholic Register on Wednesday, Nov. 21. He also asserted that there are only two genders - masculine and feminine.
"I'm convinced that the way this gender thing has spread is demonic," Esseff told the publication. "It's false. I don't even know how many genders there's supposed to be now, but there are only two that God made."
"The devil is going after children by confusing gender," he added. "When a child is born, what is the first thing 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."
He then noted that the clothing line is "definitely satanic" and that Dion and Nununu are "influencing children to disorder."
"The devil is a liar and there are huge lies being told," Esseff said in the report. "This is being done for money, and there is divisiveness that comes from this - marks of the devil."
Apparently, Esseff was not the only one who thinks Celinununu is connected to the occult. In the comments section of the YouTube video for the clothing line, some netizens echoed the exorcist's sentiments.
"Why didn't you go ahead and put a statue of Baphomet in the corner and be done with it?" one netizen asked. Baphomet is a half-human, half-goat deity associated with Satanism and the occult.
Others went as far as to call for a boycott and burning of Dion's CDs.
Some pointed out that the "New Order" print in some of the clothes is a reference to the "New World Order" agenda, a conspiracy theory about how a secretive, powerful elite with globalist idea plans to rule the world by means of an authoritarian world government.
Dion's fans were quick to defend the singer by pointing out that she is promoting gender neutrality and nothing else. If anything, some guessed that perhaps what Dion is going for in her new clothing line is for babies to dress like goths.
Celine Dion and Nununu have yet to issue a statement on the matter, as of this writing.