This is the latest news update that “I Love You Like A Love Song” singer has caused outrage in the Hindu society after she wore a Bollywood inspired clothing MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night.
According to reports, some Hindu leaders in America who demanded an apology from Gomez after she performed “Come and take” on the MTV Movie Awards with a religious symbol Bindi on her forehead.
According statesman Hindu, Rajan Zed, told WENN, a Bindi on the forehead is an ancient practice Hindu, it has religious significance, sometimes called the third eye and flame, and is not intended to be used as a fashion accessory.
In the 20-year-old singer has also come under fire for her alleged culturally sensitive performance at the awards ceremony on Sunday, with her followers on Twitter. Traditionally, the area between the eyebrows (where Bindi is placed) is said to be the sixth chakra, Ajna, the seat of “concealed wisdom”.
According to followers of Hinduism, this chakra is the exit point for kundalini energy. The Bindi is said to retain energy and strengthen concentration. It is also said to protect against demons or bad luck.
It is also the central point of the base of the creation itself symbolizing prosperity and good luck. On the other hand, Gomez’s Spring Breakers co-star Vanessa Hudgens also wore a bindi when she was spotted at Coachella music festival on April 13 wearing a flowing maxi dress, rainbow sunglasses and curls in her hair, the Hollywood Life reports.