Singer Katy Perry, who has 63.5 million followers on Instagram, posted a picture of Goddess Kali on the social networking site; a move that has earned her the anger of several Indians.
She posted a picture of the goddess with the caption "current mood". The post has more than 252,000 likes and 11.9k comments.
While some fans came to Perry's support, a majority of Instagram users slammed her for posting the picture, calling the move disrespectful.
"Firstly you need to know about god ,you dont have to right say this @katyperry," said user anoopnegi_official.
"Its not right way to show your mood,don't try to miss use hindu religion and their feelings.you also use jesus photo to show your mood," said another user, misunadiyan.
"Seriously all those who are getting offended by this, you people are dumb. I m Hindu, Bengali specifically. Kali maa matters a lot to us btw. It is not like Christians don't make memes of Jesus. It was just a light hearted joke with no intentions whatsoever to offend you. Please stop overreacting to everything," said user be_sudeshna.
A minority of other users also said that those criticising Katy Perry should not take the post so seriously.
Perry posted the same photograph on Twitter with the same caption. It has more than 1,300 retweets and 6,400 favourites. She is the most followed person on the micro-blogging website, with 9,71,47,110 followers. The post got less extreme responses on Twitter.
Published Date: Apr 20, 2017 02:36 pm | Updated Date: Apr 20, 2017 02:36 pm