Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Katy Perry's picture of Hindu goddess on Instagram offends Indians

Katy Perry's picture of Hindu goddess on Instagram offends Indians

Katy Perry faced criticism after she posted an "offensive" picture of a Hindu goddess on Instagram.

Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction and is often associated with love and sexuality.

One more exclaimed: "Are you serious?"

She captioned the picture "current mood" and sensitive Indians got offended by her post. You're using pics of our Goddesses as memes?'

Others accused her of being "disrespectful to Indians" and warned her to "not make fun of our God".

"This is a shameful and offensive act".

"Please do not compare yourself with God!"

In addition, one user was left fuming, and referred to Perry as a 'b****'. "You can have any kind of mood what you want but you must respect other religion also!" Delete this post asap.

As a result, the post has received over 12,000 comments varying in tone, majority claiming the singer's image disrespects Indian culture.

In the past, the 32-year-old has said that although she was raised in a conservative Christian household and both her parents were pastors, she did not identify with any religion.

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

Perry did not respond to any of the comments and has not taken the picture down, as requested by some users.

It appears Perry has had a long interest in Indian culture, having married her now ex-husband, comedian Russell Brand, in the north Indian state of Rajasthan with a traditional Indian ceremony.

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