Hindus hate Heidi Klum for her Kali costume
Heidi Klum's annual monster Halloween bash was highlighted by the supermodel emeritus dressing as blue, multi-armed Hindu goddess Kali, a move that has apparently angered plenty of Hindus here in the awesomely tolerant U.S. of A.
"Goddess Kali is highly revered in Hinduism and she is meant to be worshipped in temples and not to be used in clubs for publicity stunts or thrown around loosely for dramatic effects," Contactmusic quoted Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed. "Hindus welcome Hollywood and other entertainment industries to immerse themselves in Hinduism, but they should take it seriously and respectfully, and not just use the religion for decoration or to advance their selfish agenda."
You may remember Zed as the guy just who just last month ripped into Natalie Portman for appearing in then-boyfriend Devandra Banhart's video Carmensita, in which the actress portrayed Princess Carmensita Saplingita, which "mocks Hindo concepts and symbols." He gets pretty riled up about these sorts of things.
Other Hindu leaders, including Jawahar L. Khurana of the Hindu Alliance of India, and Bhavna Shinde of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, have expressed dismay at Klum's appropriation of the Hindu goddess of time and change, calling it "denigrating," ANI reports (and here we thought Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was the source of bad Kali PR). We guess that means they didn't vote for her win as best costume at the party then.
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