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Selena Gomez ‘Bindi’ Outrage Watch

Via the Los Angeles Times:

Selena Gomez’s bindi — the sparkly gems she wore during the MTV Movie Awards Sunday — is offending Hindu groups.

The actress-singer wore the Hindu symbol on her forehead during her sultry “Come and Get It” performance at the awards show and again during a televised performance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which was taped Monday. (She gushed on “Ellen” about meeting Brad Pitt before the performance Sunday, but that’s another story.)

The inspiration for the accessory comes from the electronica song’s Punjabi lyrics lyrics and tabla beat in the background, according to the Times of India. And the overall performance garnered a rave review from pop star and former “X Factor” host Britney Spears, who called it “incredible.”

However, Hindu groups are not doting on her Bollywood-inspired performances or her costumes. Instead they’re demanding an apology. . .

Disney's child-star Selena Gomez in a bikini in a movie is OK; Selena Gomez in a bindi -- which in modern times has been accepted as a decoration -- is cause for outrage. - Greg Pollowitz

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