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Wednesday February 26, 2014 MYT 1:25:00 PM
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by tim kenneally
Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' music video, which was released last week, is deemed highly controversial and insensitive.
The Egyptian-themed Dark Horse is controversial because of some blasphemous images.
Katy Perry might be A-OK as far as Asian Americans are concerned. Perry’s standing with Muslims, however? That’s another matter.
Perry is drawing ire from the Muslim community for her new video Dark Horse, which some claim contains blasphemous imagery. An online petition launched by British citizen Shazad Iqbal is asking YouTube to remove the video.
At issue, the petition says, is a pendant bearing the word “Allah”, which is worn by a man who is “burned”, pendant and all. (In the video, it appears that the man disintegrates.) “The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy,” the petition reads, adding, “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.”
As of this writing, the petition has received more than 42,000 signatures. Perry’s spokeswoman has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
“Absolutely disgusted at the music industry for allowing this to happen, music should be about spreading love not hate, it’s shameful that you allow stupidity, you need to look up the meaning of the word explicit and rectify your terms and conditions.” one comment on the petition reads.
While the number of signatures on the petition appear to be growing, they are dwarfed by the video’s YouTube hits. So far Dark Horse, which was posted to YouTube last Thursday, has amassed more than 30 million views. — Reuters
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