Katy Perry slammed online for posting image of goddess Kali
A file photo of Katy Perry (AP Photo)
Pop star Katy Perry has been slammed for sharing a picture of Hindu goddess Kali on Instagram, with many calling it disrespectful.
The 32-year-old "Chained To Rhythm" singer took to photo-sharing website to share an image of Kali, who is the destroyer of evil forces and wrote, "current mood".
current mood https://t.co/N1J3WE2bsa— Katy Perry (@katyperry) April 19, 2017
However, this did not go down well with many of her Indian followers.
"Dont disrespect Indian Goddess... this cant be called as mood.. have some values. Just delete this picture. (No hate for her)," one person wrote.
Another said it was not a good idea for the singer to use a religious image to represent her mood.
"This is a little offensive to the Hindu community because the meaning behind this photo and god symbolises something different. Not sure what you intended it for, but its supposed to symbolise strength, and courage," an Instagram user posted.
Perry is no stranger to Indian culture - in 2010 she got married to her now former husband, Russell Brand, in a traditional Indian ceremony in Rajasthan.
She also found some support within the community on Instagram as many of her fans asked not to take things seriously.
"Maam please dont listen to the hatred...some of us have made their habit of getting offended... it has become a national past time," a fan said.
"I really appreciate your interest regarding Hindu religion. Loads of love from India."
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