Selena Gomez pulled a bit of a 90s No Doubt era Gwen Stefani when she wore a bindi at her MTV Movie Awards performance but in the eyes of some Hindus, what she (and Stefani before her) did was culturally insensitive. Rajan Zed, an official at the Universal Society of Hinduism released a statement.
From WENN via ONTD:
“The bindi on the forehead is an ancient tradition in Hinduism and has religious significance. It is also sometimes referred to as the third eye and the flame, and it is an auspicious religious and spiritual symbol … It is not meant to be thrown around loosely for seductive effects or as a fashion accessory aiming at mercantile greed. Selena should apologize and then she should get acquainted with the basics of world religions.”
Ms. Gomez wore the bindi while performing her new single, “Come And Get it.”
This reminds me a little bit of when Katy Perry called out Lady Gaga for using religious symbolism in her music videos. Remember that whole Twitter explosion? That was already 2 years ago. lol my life
As of now, Ms. Gomez hasn’t released any sort of apology statement or even referred to it. Maybe she’s running away from it the same as she ran away from Jennifer Aniston. Oh, burn!
Do you think she should apologize?