Katy Perry 'Dark Horse’ video angers Muslims
In Katy Perry’s Dark Horse video, she plays an Egyptian queen being courted by a bunch of dudes, the first of whom is wearing a pendant of the Islamic symbol for Allah. This suitor is burned and reduced to ashes, which probably wasn’t the best idea, considering Allah is the most precious of the Koran’s 99 names for the deity. So, it shouldn’t have come as a huge surprise to Katy that 65,000 petitioners took to change.org to demand the video be edited.
Shazad Iqbal started the petition, arguing that the usage of the symbol was “highly controversial,” according to E! Online.
“Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames,” the petition said. “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.”
The petition reached 65,000 signatures Wednesday, and Iqbal
announced that the name has been edited out of the colorful video that debuted on Feb. 20. “Guys I’m thrilled to let you all know the name of Allah has been removed from the Dark Horse video,” he said. “We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support, so I thank each and every one of you deeply.”
That’s cool and all, but let’s not forget that Katy sets every one of those guys on fire. Not just the Allah guy. So relax. She hates all men.