Why Katy Perry's Latest Instagram Post is Enraging Indians

Why Katy Perry's Latest Instagram Post is Enraging Indians

"You can't compare yourself with The Great Goddess KALI MAA", while another user added: "Respect her she is our goddess of hindu u can't use it in this way, seriously u lost Respect in my eyes [sic]".

The Hindu deity, which is often associated with sexuality and love, is widely worshiped throughout India.

The image is a common one and is usually seen on religious calendars and posters in India.Perry has 63.4 million followers on Instagram and is among the top 20 most followed people on the platform.

However, some users chose to give Perry benefit of doubt and asked other users not to abuse her.

Katy posted the image alongside the popular Instagram caption "current mood".

A third one said: "How ridiculous this?" It was just a light-hearted joke with no intentions whatsoever to offend you.

One more exclaimed: "Are you serious?"

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A user posting under the name sajrita.abbie wrote, "The female Godess (sic) is Mata (mother) KALI and the male God is Lord Shiva and according to the mythology Mata KALI was very angry and she was destroying whatever came in her way so Lord Shiva was anxious if she continued like this the world would come to an end".

Quickly, she was called out by fans for "cultural misappropriation" of a sacred icon, and was asked to take it down.

Most recently, CBN reported that Perry had denounced her religion of birth Christianity. Hence she posted it to depict that she is in the mood to defy everything.

Katy Perry has invited the wrath of Indians.

This isn't the first time Katy has shown an interest in the Hindu faith.

In an interview to Marie Claire in 2013, Perry, who married Russell Brand in a traditional Indian ceremony in Rajasthan in 2010, but separated from the comedian in 2012, said: "I'm not Buddhist, I'm not Hindu, I'm not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God".

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