Selena Gomez’s MTV Movie Awards Performance Angers the Hindu Community [VIDEO]
What, no one saw this coming?
The dance number was an obviously Bollywood-inspired joint featuring Gomez in a red sari-esque costume and a bindi, with her backup dancers in matching garb. And yet her team still thought this was a great idea.
Rajan Zedd of the Universal Society of Hinduism told WENN (via the Hollywood Gossip):
The bindi on the forehead is an ancient tradition in Hinduism and has religious significance … 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.
They caught a little flack for it, but then again, they weren’t wearing bindis while writhing around to a lackluster song about wanting a man to come and “get you” when he’s ready for your love, either.