By Annie Reuter
A new petition on Change.org to remove Perry’s video “Dark Horse” has garnered over 63,000 signatures and explains in detail just why her latest video is blasphemous.
“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,” the petition states. “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.”
Watch Katy Perry’s video for “Dark Horse” below.
The petition further states that people from all walks of life and religions are offended. “Using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion.”
This isn’t the first time Perry has received heat for her musical portrayal. Last November, she was flagged as a racist after her AMAs performance of her song “Unconditionally.” Dressed as geisha while tribal drums were heard in the background, it was evident Perry was trying to pay homage to Japanese culture, but others didn’t see it this way.
Her costume, (see above) which was a mix between a kimono and a Chinese cheongsam according to Jezebel, was more revealing than a Chinese woman would wear. Meanwhile, Vulture flagged her performance as racism, titling their post Music Awards Racism Spot-Check: Katy Perry Edition.