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Katy Perry slammed for 'offensive' Hindu goddess Instagram post

Katy Perry slammed for 'offensive' Hindu goddess Instagram post

People are NOT happy with Katy Perry. Albeit, for a different reason.

American singer Katy Perry drew flak after she uploaded a photo of Goddess Kali on her Instagram page and captioned it, "Current Mood".

The post has got over 250,000 likes and 11,000 comments, a lot of them unsavory sermons from Indians, who reckon that the significance of goddess Kali (regarded as a divine protector by Hindus) is lost on her.

One commenter wrote: "Please Katy!" One fan wrote, "I don't understand, what's in there to be offended".

A third said: "Are you serious?" "You don't have permission to upload a picture of our goddess on this f-king social media and embarrassing our culture".

Although, to be fair, the 32-year-old DID marry Russell Brand in a lavish Hindu ceremony in India back in 2010 - so it's not like she doesn't know anything about Hinduism. It took place in the north Indian state of Rajasthan.

Most recently, the Santa Barbara-born star has opened up about her struggle with religion following her devout Christian upbringing that saw her attend Church three times a week with her family.

She told Marie Claire in an interview in 2013: 'I'm not Buddhist, I'm not Hindu, I'm not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God.

On the other hand, there were a few users who supported the singer and said that there is nothing offensive about her post. "You don't celebrate Halloween; Jesus gives you your Christmas presents; we watch Bill O'Reilly on TV".


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