Selena Gomez wore a bindi while performing Come and Get It at the MTV Movie Awards in 2013, which irritated certain Hindu organisations.
Selena Gomez, an American singer and actress, is recognized for her upbeat tunes and bubbly vocals. She is a famous pop performer who has had multiple chart-topping singles, including ‘Good for You,’ ‘Same Old Love,’ and ‘Hands to Myself,’ to mention a few. However, her song ‘Come and Get It’ got her in hot water.
Many Selena fans will recall the song Come and Get It, which began with a hint of Indian classical music. Selena opted to wear a bindi, which is associated with Hindu culture, for the song.
Selena Gomez performed the song during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. The singer wore a bindi on her forehead during the performance, which irritated some Hindu organizations. “The bindi on the forehead is an ancient tradition in Hinduism and has religious significance,” Rajan Zed, leader of the Universal Society of Hinduism, told WENN. It is an auspicious religious and spiritual sign that is also known as the third eye and the flame. It is not intended to be tossed about carelessly for seductive effects or as a fashion item aimed at commercial avarice.”
“Selena should apologize, and then she should learn the fundamentals of world religions,” he urged.
Several internet users were likewise angered by Selena Gomez’s jewelry. “Wtf, Selena Gomez?” an unhappy Twitter user said. Really. Are you upset, Bollywood community? You should be.” But there were many who supported her, such as @FearlessWithSel, who tweeted, “Selena isn’t even wearing a traditional bindi, she’s just wearing a decorative one.” Stop being so dramatic; she’s not doing anything wrong.”
“Selena, take that bindi off your head; cultural appropriation is not cute,” remarked another. “Cultural Appropriation At Its Finest,” a third follower added, “My Respect For Selena Is Fading As We Speak.” A fourth observer tweeted, “Hi, leave Bindis for Indian women.”
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