Selena Gomez was criticized (and asked to apologize) for wearing a bindi during her Come and Get It performance last month at the MTV Movie Awards, but that didn't stop her from wearing it again at every subsequent performance, including at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.
And once again, Selenita's Bollywood-inspired routine at the BMAs has offended Hindu groups and leaders, who have called it
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Guess the bindi's short-lived partnership with Selena Gomez has already been severed!
The singer noticeably left her new bindi OUT of her Come And Get It music video and Hindu groups are NOT missing it.
After finding herself in some BOILING water for repeatedly sporting the religious symbol as a fashionable accessory, she is now getting praise for not including the traditional forehead decoration in her seXXXy new video.
Universal Society of Hinduism president Rajan Zed — who previously called Selena culturally "insensitive" — thanked Selena for hearing his request that she stop wearing bindis.
Rajan also leaves the invitation open to educate the young starlet on the oldest and third largest religion in the world.
Gurlfriend is beautiful and smart!
Nice work Selena! This is what being a role model is ALL about.
[Image via Hollywood Records.]
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We're right there with ya, Hindu community! This SUCKS!
Last week, we were VERY sad to hear that Russell Brand filed for divorce from Katy Perry due to irreconcilable differences.
Then, we learned that Katy actually asked Russell to file for divorce instead of her…so she wouldn't piss off her evangelical Christian parents.
We're not sure exactly how her parents took it, but we know a group of people who are NOT taking the divorce well - the Hindus!
Here's what Hindu statesman Rajan Zed had to say about it:
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