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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! In news to make you kind of want to hate Katy Perry but not really: Muslim communities are enraged by Katy Perry's music video for Dark Horse. If you don't read or write Arabic then the supposed insult would have most likely eluded you. But Muslims who saw the music video are saying that there is a part in the music video where she blatantly disrespects Allah.

In the music video Katy Perry plays an Egyptian queen with the power to zap people and turn them to stone. One of the men who is zapped is wearing a pendant that says "God" in Arabic, or "Allah," and as he is burned, so is the pendant. A petition on Change.org urges "YouTube to remove Katy Perry's video 'Dark Horse' from their website," and over 37,000 people have already signed it.

It states:
The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy.
At 01:15 into the video Dark Horse; a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word 'Allah', which is the Arabic word for God.

Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames.

This is the reason for lodging the petition so that people from different walks of life, different religions and from different parts of the world, agree that the video promotes blasphemy, using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion.

I think that it's okay for religious groups to protest when things like this happen. But should it be removed from YouTube? I guess that's up to YouTube to decide. If Katy Perry and her team spitefully did it to insult Islam then I think the video should be removed in a heartbeat. If it was just a mistake then maybe some sort of agreement can be worked out. I'm not going to take sides on this but I don't think that Katy Perry is going to remove a music video that she worked so hard on. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.