Skip to comments.Katy Perry Dark Horse video under fire by members of Muslim community
Posted on 02/25/2014 4:44:26 PM PST by rickmichaels
Singer Katy Perry has upset members of the Muslim community by featuring "blasphemous" imagery in the music video for her new hit Dark Horse.
In the promo, the Roar hitmaker plays an Egyptian queen who has the power to zap her subjects with lightning and turn them into sand, and she has offended Muslims by killing one male subject, wearing a pendant reading God (Allah) in Arabic. The jewellery item is also zapped.
Members of the Muslim community have criticized the video, calling it blasphemous and demanding for it be removed from YouTube.com.
One of those offended by the imagery has launched a petition on Change.org, which reads, "This petition is lodged In (sic) regards to Katy Perry's music video Dark Horse... The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy.
"At 01:15 (minutes) 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 (sic) 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 (sic). Using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion."
Who in the world SEES, and watches out for, all that minuscule stuff?
Today a video, tomorrow all music. ;-)
Saw the video. Just weird, not offensive.
Ms. Perry may not do music I like, but you gotta admit the girl is hot. Has a set of legs on her that won’t quit.
Katy Perry and her ilk are just offensive period
Yup. I’d slam her like a screen door in a hurricane.
Oh no... not upset Muslims. Who has ever heard of such a thing?
Imagine raising your daughter a Christian only to see her turn into a cheer-monger for the vile agendas of the left.
OK, I just watched it. Muslim guys should NOT be passing out giant diamonds to female pharaohs or they get their just deserts, being changed to sand (Desert, get it?).
Can’t take the heat, then stay outa the kitchen.
-Harry S Truman
Not enough of her legs in that video to make me watch it twice. Not even with the sound off. lol
Wonder if it will cause another uprising in some Moslem community in some far off land? Susan Rice around?
“Using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion.”
I agree. However, “Allah” is not the name of God, so it’s fair game.
Wow, I wonder if this is a veiled attack on Obama. How he is sending out tons of drones to kill innocent Muslims.
Just curious. Has any petition launched on change.org ever actually changed anything?
If not, why is this even news?
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