Selena Gomez Bindi Symbol Prompts Outrage from Hindu Community

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Selena Gomez may not be dating Justin Bieber.

But she has something in common with her fellow young singer today: both are facing backlash from certain sections of society.

Selena Gomez Bindi

While many are upset over comments Bieber made in regard to Anne Frank, Gomez is under fire for donning a Bindi on her forehead during her performance of "Come and Get It" at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards.

Officials at the Universal Society of Hinduism have referred to Selena's use of the religious symbol as "insensitive," with statesman Rajan Zed telling WENN:

"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."

Ouch. Slam!

In other young singer scandal news, a video has surfaced of Miley Cyrus smoking pot.

But back to Selena: Should she apologize for the Bindi decoration?

Stephanie kandl

She shouldn't have to apologize if there was such a huge controversial issue over it- Why wasn't it brought up with Hilary's duff's music video "Stranger" Exactly.

@ Stephanie Kandl

That was a WORK OF FICTION, DEAR. NOT REAL LIFE. Movie roles have no bearing on whether or not an actor or actress is a decent role model. Neither does wearing a bikini. What a prude.


I don't see the big deal. People wear crosses as fashion accessories all the time and it doesn't ruffle my feathers. Sometimes people aren't interested in learning the meaning, they just think it's pretty.


Tell them to go to hell were in our country.....they cant tell us what not to wear!


I think people are just being oversensitive. She is not the first person to wear a bindi as a fashion statement or for a performannce (in this country or any other for that matter) and she won't be the last. This trend doesn't bother me, my mother, or my maternal grandmother, and she's actually from India. How is this any different from the many people who wear cross necklaces or get cross tattoos without being devout Christians or Catholics?

@ blaize

Good point!


Is it necessary to have Justin Bieber mentioned in every single article about Selena? It's getting a little old.


who gives a shit what the pakis think


it looks sexy to me.

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