As I predicted, some people think that Katy Perry‘s new Egyptian-themed video for ‘Dark Horse’ is a whole crock of blasphemous horse shit, and they’re not happy about it. Some religious groups have called for the video to be pulled from YouTube because of it and they’ve even started a petition for… whatever reason people start petitions.
Shazad Iqbal from Bradford in the UK started the petition, which received over 65,000 signatures in total – though I imagine some people just hate Katy Perry, not her message in the ‘Dark Horse’ video. They consider that a ‘victory’, apparently, but the video lives on.
Here’s the description:
The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy.
At 01:15 into the video Dark Horse; a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word ‘Allah’, which is the arabic word for God.
Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames.
This is the reason for lodging the petition so that people from different walks of life, different religions and from different parts of the world, agree that the video promotes blasphemy, using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion
We hope that the video itself depicting such images is removed. Such acts are not condoned nor tolerated, we hope YouTube will remove the video
Alright, let’s put aside the serious offenses of grammar, punctuation, etc. in this and concentrate on one thing: blasphemy is only blasphemy if you believe in it. I know Katy obviously has a Christian faith and that’s fair enough, but for someone like myself, if I say “Jesus Christ!” when someone scares me, I’m not blaspheming because it’s just a name. It holds no significance for me personally.
The video is kinda weird and sorta shitty on its own, but not because the name of God is engulfed in flames. Also, random dude from Bradford, you don’t get to decide how someone expresses their artistry and religious feelings, so… People seriously have too much time on their hands.
In case you forgot what the vid was like, here ya go:
February 27, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Yeah, yeah, it’s this old story again. Rihanna and Drake performed together at a Paris concert and got a little cozy with some sexy dancing and all of that and now everyone’s wondering if they’re together. Chances are, the answer to that is a definite NO, but I’d say they’re probably sleeping together again – or were while they were in the same place.
They were also seen together the night before this at the Soixante Dix Neuf nightclub, also in Paris, where they were apparently “getting cozy”. I sorta like them as a couple, but I thought Drake was with Jhené Aiko. Hmm…
February 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm by Jennifer
Not very long ago, Katherine Heigl asked for your (financial) help to get her film, Jenny’s Wedding, off the ground. That was bad enough, because celebrities asking the public to fund a movie that they then would have to go pay to SEE is fucking stupid. However, now she’s taken it to the next level and is talking to the press all about how little money she’s made in the past several years and she has mouths to feed. Oh, brother.
Katherine Heigl’s hit hard times … telling us she needs to hang onto every penny and is in NO position to donate cash to finish her new movie.
Here’s the thing … Hollywood hasn’t exactly been beating down Katherine’s door since she foolishly left “Grey’s Anatomy” and trash talked Judd Apatow’s movie — she even admits it in this clip.
So now she’s counting on a crowd funding campaign to raise $150,000 to complete her indie film “Jenny’s Wedding” — and makes it clear she won’t be pitching in because she just ain’t got it like that anymore.
So… she wants YOU to pay for HER movie that SHE won’t even donate money to. SMH… the audacity! Anyway, it’s a Katherine Heigl movie, which means it’ll tank anyway. How about ALL of us hang on to our pennies whether we can spare them or not?
February 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
Charlie Sheen wants you to stop referring to his porn star fiancée as a porn star [The Superficial]
Julia Roberts is apparently a blonde now [ICYDK]
Angelina Jolie continues to be amazing, of course [Lainey Gossip]
Alessandra Ambrosio is really attractive [I'm Not Obsessed]
Belle Knox is that Duke University porn star you’ve been hearing about [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Kim Kardashian wants three kids ‘tops’ [Celebitchy]
Nice boobs, Bo Osinski! [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Simon Cowell lives in a $400 million bubble [Moe Jackson]
Caroline Winberg is the new model you’ll want to know [Celebslam]
The Today Show “no makeup day” was interesting [The Blemish]
Why are so many women willing to show their vaginas on the red carpet? [The Frisky]
Let’s take a moment to appreciate ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ [theBERRY]
Paris Hilton hosted a selfie parade at LAX [Socialite Life]
These are the most disgusting sunglasses ever [OMG Blog]
People really, really love Ru Paul’s Drag Race [PopBytes]
Let’s look at some more Scarlett Johansson photos from Captain America [Popoholic]
Josephine Skriver in Allure Russia is kinda scary [G Celeb]
Why does Kim Kardashian keep getting Botox? [Starpulse]
Has Kylie Jenner been out drinking at only 16? [Fishwrapper]
Ellen DeGeneres really, really loves wife Portia de Rossi [Splash News Online]
Who’s Juan Pablo going to pick on the ‘Bachelor’ finale? [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
Irina Shayk’s new catalogue campaign is sexy [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Lili Simmons is the naked chick from ‘True Detective’ you’ve been looking for [The Superficial]
Selma Hayak’s brother was involved in a fatal car crash [ICYDK]
People magazine finally grew some balls when it comes to paparazzi pics of kids [Lainey Gossip]
Kaley Cuoco let Ryan Sweeting move in with her the day after their first date [Celebitchy]
Leighton Meester is a serious feminist, thank you [The Frisky]
February 26, 2014 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
If Kanye West could change one thing about his life and career, what would it be? Would he never have bothered going after Kim’s ass? Would he maybe not have worn that kilt on stage? Would he rethink ranting against Sway, who maybe DOES have some of the answers?
Well, no, none of the above. He has one regret in life, and it’s that his late mother Donda won’t ever get to meet his daughter, North West. Aw, man – that’s actually really sad.
Speaking at a concert last weekend, Kanye told the audience:
“These past ten years have been amazing, there’s been some ups and downs.
“I made some mistakes and I’ve made some accomplishments. There’s only one thing I regret. There’s only one thing I wish I could change out of everything that’s ever happened. I wish that my mother could’ve met my daughter.”
Yeah, I can’t even snark on that – that’s just so heartfelt and really a shame. Donda passed away in 2007 after experiencing complications from cosmetic surgery. Kanye’s said before that her death left him suicidal for a time, and that’s gotta be rough.
See, when he says stuff like this that’s sincere and without ego, he can be so great! Kanye is an intelligent guy with the capability of being really eloquent and not at all obnoxious. It’s just when all that other shit gets in the way…
February 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
I don’t really know anything at all about The Odd Couple in its original state, so unfortunately it doesn’t mean much to me that Matthew Perry‘s remake has been given a pilot order by CBS and may indeed make it to air. Of course, it’s great to see that Perry might have another job as he’s had a tough go of things over the past few years as far as TV shows go (and, you know, personally), so this could be big!
Here’s a bit of scoop from Digital Spy:
The new version is also written by Joe Keenan (Frasier). Executive producers also include Danny Jacobson, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum.
“Ever since seeing the movie The Odd Couple when I was 10 years old, it has been a dream for me to play Oscar Madison,” said Perry.
“To be given the opportunity to develop a modern version of it for CBS has put a permanent smile across my face. Plus, I think it’s time for me to be in front of a live audience again. I miss that. The search for Felix Ungar is on!”
Well, fair enough! Any Odd Couple fans around here? Do you think the series should be brought back or left alone?