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.
KATY Perry has showed off a wild new hairstyle as she comes under fire from the Hindu community after sharing an image of a Hindu goddess on Instagram. You're using pics of our Goddesses as memes?'
One user wrote: "This is a shameful and offensive act". I was not offended one bit. "Well you are free to do whatever you like but as we all love and respect you I request you ma'am to please understand your Indians fans sentiments are getting disrespected and take this picture down".
In 2010, she married her former husband Russell Brand in a lavish Hindu ceremony in India. Instead, all we Indians here are fighting amongst ourselves.Unity in diversity people.
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This isn't the first time the singer has been accused of misappropriating Hindu culture. The wedding included traditional South Asian clothing, a Bollywood-themed party, a bharat (a South Asian wedding procession), and readings of Hindu scriptures.
The 32-year-old has previously said she doesn't align herself to a particular religion, but described feeling a "deep connection with God".
The singer has never confirmed if she is a practicing Hindu, but in a 2013 interview with Marie Claire she did briefly claim she was not any particular religion.
Many of her 63.5 million followers and her friends went off on the post, commenting that it was blatant cultural appropriation and disrespectful to turn a Hindu deity into a meme and to compare oneself to a god.