Katy Perry haccused of cultural appropriation in recent Instagram post

Ellen Mills
April 22, 2017

It seems that not a day goes by without a celebrity making an awkward blunder on social media (we're looking at you Donald Trump).

Many users have asked Katy Perry to take the picture down.

One minute you're absent-mindedly uploading memes to Instagram - just having a bit of fun with it, joining in with the #conversation - and before you know it, you've incurred the vengeful wrath of the second most populated nation on planet Earth.

This is one burning question Katy Perry's fans and Instagram followers, mostly Indian, are asking the pop star, who, on April 19, posted a photo of Hindu goddess Kali with the caption "current mood", clearly stirring a hornet's nest.

One user wrote, 'If someone wants to express their moods, do it with the smiley icons not anything with religion, what the hell are the icons there for?' Don't use god's images to show your mood... I love your songs and I had respect for you, B****!

"I'm not Buddhist, I'm not Hindu, I'm not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God", the singer told Marie Claire in a 2013 interview.

However, some users chose to give Perry benefit of doubt and asked other users not to abuse her.

It appears Perry has had a long interest in Indian culture, having married her now ex-husband, comedian Russell Brand, in the north Indian state of Rajasthan with a traditional Indian ceremony.

Several detractors are claiming her post ignores the significance behind the photo and that the meaning of the imagery is lost on her. With over 15 thousand comments and counting, many pointed out that the post was disrespectful.

"'I pray all the time - for self-control, for humility".

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