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?

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