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Heidi's Halloween Costume Pisses Off Hindu Leaders

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On Halloween, model Heidi Klum dressed up as the Hindu goddess Kali for her big annual bash.

This, however, has upset members of the American Hindu community.

A community leader named Rajan Zed has asked the Project Runway star to aplogize for posing as a sacred figure,

"Goddess Kali is highly revered in Hinduism and she is meant to be worshipped in temples and not to be used in clubs for publicity stunts or thrown around loosely for dramatic effects… Hindus welcome Hollywood and other entertainment industries to immerse themselves in Hinduism, but they should take it seriously and respectfully, and not just use the religion for decoration or to advance their selfish agenda. Casual flirting sometimes results in pillaging serious spiritual doctrines and revered symbols and hurting the devotees."

We're sure Heidi didn't mean any disrespect!

We should've crashed her Halloween bash dressed in our Jesus outfit!

[Image via AP Images.]

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88 comments to “Heidi's Halloween Costume Pisses Off Hindu Leaders”

  1. 1

    Fuck 'em in the ass!

  2. 2

    Re: topper – ditto

  3. 3

    First! I can kinda see this both ways. She didn't mean any harm but the Hindus got pissed. Understandable.

  4. 4

    eh can't please everyone. it was a hawt costume so i still give her props

  5. 5

    What? You didn't see that coming a mile away?

  6. 6

    this is old news…

  7. 7

    oh my god. get over it .. it's just halloween. you don't see anyone freaking out about people dressing up as the devil, which seems just a tad more offensive.

  8. 8

    these people should get over themselves..I'm sure they don't care that people dress up like jesus…it's just about THEIR religion

  9. DREW says – reply to this



  10. 10

    oh who seriously gives a fuck. she looked amazing. i'm so sick to death of everyone getting so fucking offended by every SINGLE thing everyone does! get the fuck over it. get a job. go busy yourself doing something else. ANNOYING!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was fucking HALLOWEEN.

  11. 11

    i dressed up as kali as well. i thought about if people would think it was sacrilegious, but then i remembered that people dress up as jesus and other religious figures all the time.

    plus i did a lot of research when i was trying to find a costume, and i learned a lot about hinduism. so, it was an enlightening experience.

    lighten up!

  12. 12


  13. 13

    They're not making it into a big deal. Its understandable and Hedi who didn't mean any harm should apologize and let it be!
    I don't blame Hindu's for being offended, its understandable in my view.

  14. 14

    looks like it's ONE leader, not leaderS, and many more hindus have come out to say "hey cool costume!" There's always one person that is overly sensitive to religious figures being used for anything other than pure religious purposes. There wasn't a big to-do about perez's jesus costume or the pop costume p diddy (or whatever the hell he calls himself now) wore. Get over it & move on, there's more important things in the world to get upset about.

    Oh, and GO VOTE!

  15. 15

    iam brown and i dont think its a big deal ..it not like kali was the only religious costum around..some people just need a reason to get pissed off.

  16. 16

    OH PALLLLEEEEZZZZ!!! Get over it, it's a fucking costume! It's not like she was burning the Bhagavadgiitaa (Hindu Bible) Nobody get their panties in a ruffle if someone dresses up a Jesus!!!!

  17. 17

    I thought this was BRILLIANT! And I'm Hindu!

  18. 18

    The Hindus should worry more about making my Slurpee at 7-11, instead of logging in to gossip sites and complaining about celeb costumes on Halloween! Get a life and get over it! And my nachos were stale today from 7-11, so fuck those Red Dots!

  19. 19

    i called it.

  20. 20

    is this the first time someone dressed up as something from their religion? cuz I feel like it might not be…but it's a celebrity so there has to be some big hoopla and a statement

  21. 21

    not a big deal, people dresses like popes and nobody cares not even the real pope

  22. 22

    imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    i think her costume was so wonderful and extreme and accurate.

    love heidi and her innovative take on a holiday where most women turn it into Hookerween

  23. RDRH says – reply to this


    He needs to get over it. I've seen people dress as Jesus, "God", Buddha, mother nature, the Pope, etc. It's ONLY sacred if you ARE that religion. She wasn't poking fun either… she was rocking a fucking cool costume. This is why we have problems in the world… because people are tight ass who care a wee bit too much. Besides, most Hindus smell badly anyway.
    Fuck, I've seen a person dress as Jesus nailed to a cross on Halloween. All is fair in love and Halloween.

  24. RDRH says – reply to this


    Re: Brendon

    why should she have to apologize? She hurt no one. What is offensive is totally subjective. Fuck the curry eating hindus. I find their fucking caste system in India offensive. EXTREMELY so.

  25. 25

    It's Halloween… not meant to offend. Perez's Jesus costume didn't offend me and I am a Christian!!! She does NOT owe anyone an apology!

  26. 26

    I don't even celebrate Halloween(for religious reasons) yet even *I* still think it's a cool costume(although graphic and gross!) very well-done and creative. I don't think she meant any disrespect; she probably just didn't think,but no matter what you do(or don't do) you'll never please everyone, anyway, and someone will ALWAYS be offended either way.

  27. 27

    yeah , well I am offended at so many people getting offended over nothing. Her costume was a work of art. Heidi is a class act, whether she's dressing like Kali or a Dutch milkmaid. Chick's got some great dress-up , fun ideas.
    Anal retentives of the world need to get the fuck over it already.

  28. 28

    Hindu leaders can suck an ass. SOD OFF!!!!!!!!!!

  29. 29

    so are catholics begging diddy to apolagize for dressing up as the pope? i haven't heard a peep about that. i understand being offended about the costume, but don't ask for an apology, it was just a costume…albeit an ugly and tacky one

  30. 30

    Oh PUH-LEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZEEEEEEEEEEEEE! People cry offense at the drop of a pin anymore just to get ATTENTION. STFU already and piss off! This is America where we have the freedom to express ourselves with a costume on Halloween any damn way we please!

  31. 31

    omg its a halloween costume….CHILL

  32. 32

    Re: Pogue Mahone
    well put…you can't please everyone…and i thought it was a prtty crazy looking costume costume, very creative, and even though i don't celebrate either, it is nice to see people being creative ;)

  33. 33

    well, i am a hindu and i see nothing offensive about her costume…its not like she portrayed it sexually or anything…but it may have pissed others off because of the possibility that she was drinking or eating meat dressed as a god (Hindus are vegetarians and we will not even TOUCH a picture or statue of a god if we ate even a crumb of cake that was made with eggs) yea, its a little crazy but again, others may feel offended because they want her to show a little respect to the religion…

  34. 34

    I feel completely guilty for this - but that was an amazing costume, and I think that was an overreaction.

  35. 35

    That's an awesome costume and since people dress as the POPE and nuns and no one goes after them, why should she not dress as a Hindi goddess? There is no respect any more for anyone's religion. Goddamn America, right? That's acceptable. So why not this?

  36. 36

    my god people are so uptight now a days. heidi didnt mean any disrespect. its friggin halloween.

  37. 37

    Oh please! Dressing up as Kali is HONORING Kali. Hindus will agree!

  38. 38

    Ok, people HAVE to have something to bitch about. She didn't do it to be disrespectful anymore than you, Perez, when you dressed up as Jesus. IT'S HALLOWEEN! People are dressed up like EVERYTHING on Halloween! Don't make her feel bad when she was just trying to do good! I guess the old adage is right, "A good deed never goes unpunished."

  39. 39

    Oh please, these middle eastern pakis always get in an uproar when someone mocks their precious "gods" or religion…. you don't see christians crying when people make fun of Jesus or God, and everyone makes fun of Jesus these days!

  40. 40

    kali worshipers are all about destoying and destructing so its no wonder they want to disturb this situation as well. also encouraged: serious competition and self sacrifice despite seething anger and jealousy. they need to find the grace to be flattered by heidi!

  41. 41

    Re: Moonmoth – So, are you a Hindu?

  42. 42

    Religious people need to get over themselves. ALL religious people!
    Believe whatever you want to and leave everyone else alone.
    It's not like she wore an "I hate hindus" sandwhich board folks! PLUS - If I had a quarter for every pope, jesus, devil, angel or God costume I've ever seen, I'd be loaded!!

  43. 43

    Hindus fundamentalists in India are out to 'erase' other religions
    And I mean obliterate - murder, burning, etc.

  44. 44

    Heidi should know better. She is well traveled and inteligent.
    This kinda makes me sad for her.
    But then again, she is a grown-up and is allowed her opinions just like everyone else.

  45. 45

    Re: imadjanation – Kali is the Goddes of death, destruction AND motherhood. She destroys the evil/demons/impure.

    K, research it

  46. 46

    Re: MissMaryLoubell_III – America has a very different culture from that of Asia.

  47. 47

  48. 48


  49. 49

    Theres always some stupid group thats angry over something SO stupid!
    if its not a political group its a religious group- fuckin ligthen the fuck up- did the gay community complain when that dopey movie with adam sandler came out? NO- why? cause WHO CARES

  50. 50

    I KNEW IT!!! I even commented when I saw that picture that people were going to get ticked off.
    (It was an amazing costume, though)

  51. 51

    yeah with all the jesus outfits around, this argument just doesn't hold any water. Sorry hindus, you can deal with it just like us christians.

  52. 52

    I wonder what they'd have to say about my avatar?

  53. 53

    i'm hindu and i think her costume is AMAAAAAZING. =]

    totally creative. & she obviously didn't mean to cause trouble rofl.

  54. 54

    religion sucks.
    freedom of speech baby, we live in AMERICA.

  55. 55

    Nooooooooooo! I loved her costume. Heidi is the queen of halloween.

  56. 56

    Can't say I didn't see that coming…

  57. 57

    wow, how many times have I seen nun, priest, and pope costumes!!! it's halloween!!!

  58. 58

    What is she stupid? How could she think that this would cause some sort of hissy fit? Seriously.

  59. 59

    Oh, puhhleeeeeese shut the fuck up. Nothing Christian is sacred when it comes to people making fun… the same goes for gay assed Hinduism. That's right bitches… I said GAY ASSED HINDUISM.


  60. 60

    Shut your pie hole Spleja. You are MUY annoying. This site is meant for those with a sense of humor. Feel free to come back once you have obtained one.

  61. 61

    Re: Spleja – what's your point?

  62. ONAma says – reply to this


    Kali is ALSO KNOWN AS THE EGO SLAYER. she is the BLACK fierce incarnation of the divine mother, she is the protector. she SLAYS EGOS - and righteously protects from evil people & intent. I totally understand - and i think it's important to educate those who have no knowledge or F-ING RESPECT for other people's beliefs. The image is egotistical, Heidi looks fugly!, and it's inacurate. she should've been black!

  63. 63


  64. Bree says – reply to this


    omg it was a fuckin costume. They should see it as a sign of flattery that she would want to be portrayed as a Goddess for Halloween. Imitation is the best form of flattery!!!

  65. 65

    OHHH PUHHH LEEZEEEEE!!!!!! She shouldn't apologize…. It wasn't used in a disrespectful manner!!!!!! Gosshhhh

  66. 66

    i agree it should not be a big deal
    but what everyones rude comments on perez is not cool

  67. 67

    I think that if anything, she honored Hinduism by making such a beautiful costume with such detail and craftsmanship. I'd think they'd view it as a blessing that someone cared so much. My best friend is a Hindu and he said it kicked ass.

  68. SJB says – reply to this


    Honestly it's not fair, I think it's a matter of intent… She didn't intend it to be offensive, so I don't think she did anything wrong. If she was mocking them etc that's different but in this context I really think she was just trying to be different.. sad that people analyze things so closely….

  69. AMO says – reply to this


    Riiight, but people dressing up as a Priest or the Pope every fuckin' year is ok. Fuck you Rajan Zed!

  70. 70

    In the words of Fat Bastard…"BOOOOO HOOOOOOOO"

  71. 71

    WOW easy on the hindu-bashing..
    I agree this one Hindu leader was so taking it out of context and many other Hindus dont really mind at all because we know people dress up as all kinds of figures for Halloween. What I am amazed about is the outpouring of racism from some people about this.. it's scary to think this is the way some people in the community think.

  72. 72

    the american hindu community can blow it out their asses on this one; she quite obviously meant no harm. hey mr. zed, stick to worshiping cows and other creatures that like to stand around in their own shit.

  73. 73

    get over it! not a big deal

  74. 74

    it's an amazing costume

  75. 75

    Oh come on EAT A DICK and get over it! This is part of our culture, which is Halloween. We dress up and have fun, some times people like to push the envelope. I personally loved that her costume. There are things about the Hindu culture that we dont like but we still dont make fuss about it we just fuck it all away!

  76. 76

    Ok Hindu leaders… hate to tell you but this is a FREE country! If there is an apology issued, we can start kissing our right to FREE SPEECH goodbye.

  77. 77

    BTW…. I don't think it matters at all what her "intentions" were, or whether or not she meant to offend anyone. Whether she meant it to be offensive or not, SHE STILL HAS THE RIGHT TO DO IT.

  78. 78


  79. 79

    Re: The Voice of Reason – Totally!! LOL As soon as I saw the first photo of it. Kinda surprised it took this long

  80. 80

    imitation is the highest form of flatery

  81. 81

    Hmmm… If someone had written that letter about you in your Jesus costume, they'd be deemed a religious zealot…

  82. 82

    great costume…

  83. 83

    Thats the stupidest shit i have ever heard- it is obvious that America is getting filled up with more foreigners to get offended over a FUCKING costume!

  84. 84

    Again: whatever you say or do these days gets someone "offended"…. honestly, this is just b.s. If you do not like it, do not watch it, do not buy it, do not look at it but DO NOT CENSOR IT and justify it with the "it's offensive card". This is the kind of people that vote yes on prop 8 and mess it up for everybody else.
    Heidi looked amazing and, yes, it is a free country.
    Go on Perez, dress as Jesus or something

  85. 85

    Rajan Zed - get a life.

  86. 86

    how bout all those ppl who make fun of GOD? this is stupid…. fuk that dont apologize.. she already wore the costume n rocked it so be proud that she is embrasing the culture.

  87. Culby says – reply to this


    It's Halloween. People need to fucking relax and stop being offended by everything.

  88. 88

    I didnt think it was too offensive, but i can understand where other Hindu's may be coming from. Okay, sometimes people take things out of line. This in a sense may have been taken out of line, but you have to consider the fact that the Hindu culture is a very careful one. They respect their deities very much. Its to a point where women during their menstrual cycle cannot touch/pray to god. So from this you can see how some people may take offense.
    But what i am appalled at is the fact that many people leave comments bashing Hindus. Whats up with that? Someone said go back and make my slurpee at 7-11. Do you not have any brains, are you a moron? I think so! 38% of doctors in America are Hindus, Hindu's make up 4 out of 10 of the richest people in the world. What about that, you dumb ass retard!
    I agree that people have free speech but come one, stop the Hindu Bashing. Thats just stupid and ignorant. It just shows what kind of MORONS you are!