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Selena Gomez praised for dropping bindi in new video


Selena Gomez has won praise from Hindu leaders for abandoning her controversial use of a religious bindi symbol in her latest music video.

Bing: Gomez's bindi controversy

The pop star was widely criticised for her cultural "insensitivity" after sporting the forehead decoration, traditionally worn by women in South Asia for religious purposes, during a performance of her new song "Come & Get It" at the MTV Movie Awards last month.

Officials at the Universal Society of Hinduism (USH) urged the 20-year-old not to repeat the blunder during her upcoming world tour, and the star has now been praised for her decision to leave the religious symbol out of her music video for the track. In a statement obtained by E! News, USH statesman Rajan Zed thanked Gomez for understanding the sensitive issue and declining to wear a bindi in her music video.

May 9, 2013 10:49AM
Well she just lost my support. Why someone would give into religious bullys is beyond me.
May 9, 2013 10:49AM
I think she Selena should wear a bindi when she wants!
May 9, 2013 10:47AM
That's ridiculous...Indian women wear a bindi all the time as an accesory. They put one on to match their outfit.  The idea that a bindi is only for religious purposes is a complete misrepresentation of the Indian culture.  Gwen Stefani used to wear one, and no one noticed back then.
May 9, 2013 10:32AM

You know what's offensive? The fact that cross jewelry and clothing are becoming popular. I bet some of the people who wear them aren't even religious!


Wait....nobody's mad about that? We had better get on it!

May 9, 2013 9:52AM
Gwen Stefani used to wear one a lot. Was it offensive then?
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