Looks like the critics are roaring at Katy Perry again.
In her video for her latest single, “Dark Horse, a man donning a necklace that reads “Allah” (which is Arabic for God) is killed. His chain is then destroyed, which sent people into a frenzy. Now, 44,000 petitioners have gathered on Change.org to urge YouTube to take down the video, claiming that it a portrayal of blasphemy.
The petition reads:
This is the reason for lodging the petition so that people from different walks of life, different religions and from different parts of the world, agree that the video promotes blasphemy, using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion
We hope that the video itself depicting such images is removed. Such acts are not condoned nor tolerated, we hope YouTube will remove the video
Since the video does not indicate copyright infringement or pornography, it does not fit YouTube’s criteria to be taken down.
This is not the first time the “Fireworks” singer has upset fans. At last year’s American Music Awards, she was blasted when critics thought her Geisha-themed performance drew attention to Asian stereotypes. Perry also had heads turning when she told the magazine Marie Claire that she does not identify as Christian anymore.