International pop singer Katy Perry disappointed her Indian fans after she posted a picture of Goddess Kali on her Instagram page.
The singer shared the photograph with a caption “current mood”, which didn’t go well with most of Indian followers who found it “disrespectful” and “offensive”.
Within minutes, the singer’s post was flooded with hateful comments about how she doesn’t know anything about the goddess in question. Some even pointed out that this is offensive and the suggested the “Roar” singer delete the picture immediately.
“Don’t disrespect Indian Goddess… this can’t 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.
She also found some support within the community on Instagram as many of her fans asked not to take things seriously.
“Ma’am please don’t 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.”
Katy has always known to have admired Hindu traditions, customs and even married her ex-husband Russell Brand in Rajasthan. The 2010 wedding was based on typical Hindu rituals, complete with pheras and a pandit, who officiated the couple’s union as well.