Bill Donohue comments as follows:
What is it about these self-absorbed, self-pitying entertainers that they cannot handle adversity like a man? By exploiting Christian iconography to make a cheap personal point, Brown only adds to his already damaged reputation.
If Brown wants to emulate Jesus, let him begin by giving up violence for Lent. Then he would be making good on his latest inscription, “Focus on what matters!” It might even prove habit-forming.