Selena Gomez BINDI ATTACK

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Hindu groups are furious that Selena Gomez wore a bindi at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday, reports E! Hindu leaders said Selena’s insensitive performance trivialized Hinduism.

President of Universal Society of Hinduism, Rajan Zed, chastised Selena for remaining insensitive to the feelings of Hindus after religious leaders expressed their sentiments following her performance at the MTV Movie Awards on April 14.

Hollywood needs to understand that Hinduism concepts and symbols have well-defined meanings and purposes, which should not be used for dramatic effect onstage. After Selena’s controversial performance she kissed Justin Bieber backstage and Taylor Swift watched with disgust.

Also, Miley is no longer following Selena she must be furious about the bindi.

  • Anonymous

    Well… Miley was dating an Indian guy when she wearing that bindi… haha

  • Anonymous

    Avan Jogia? haha idk about any other Indian looking guys she dated but he could be mistaken as one lol and yes I agree she wasn’t trying to sell anything.

    He is Indian! He’s half Indian. LMAO

  • Anonymous

    Miley unfollowed two days ago

  • Anonymous

    Just for the record, I agree with JustinsUglyGlasses and I think Selena needs to develop a backbone , dump Bieber completely or tell your friends to piss off. Oh and Taylor? Biggest hypocrite ever, she is so fricken righteous, she needs to check herself and not be cruel. Even douches have feelings. Bieber is 19, Taylor is 23. She is a jerk.

  • SoHipster_

    Lol when miley and gwen stefani wore bindi half naked it was ok but now not anymore? Makes sooo much sense!

  • Anonymous

    Bindi issue is overblown, however I am surprised she wore it. This was a girl that cut out the pink and purple horses from her video because Pink called her out on twitter. Seems inconsistent that a stupid jewel in the center of her head was that critical to her miming

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been seeing the bindi being used a fashion statement throughout the years and I’m from India.

    And I’m Hindu, and I don’t even know what the religious value of a bindi is.
    Crosses have been used as necklaces, bracelets, on t-shirts, as tattoos, etc and I havent seen objection to that. Im not Christian but I know the meaning behind the cross.

    To a huge portion of Hindus, the bindi has been nothing but a fashion statement.

  • Anonymous

    The bindi represents a married woman from what I can recall. To them it’s kind of like imagining someone wearing a bra and panties and wearing a cross and strip dancing. I know it’s not considered the same but other cultures take things differently.

    I also found Taylor Swift quite arrogant. But then again I find most Disney artists or artists in general annoying lol. They’re so different than us.

  • Anonymous

    Lol kid rock called her out on her lip synching. I know damn well he wasnt talk about bruno

  • Anonymous

    everyone have fellings mo matter how old they are

  • Anonymous

    JustinsUglyGlasses are you going to change your user name to JustinsPretentiousSunglasses? ;)

  • Anonymous

    This is absolutely ridiculous. Selena wearing a bindi is no different than people wearing jewellery or other commodities with a cross on it! what a load of rubbish.

  • Anonymous

    Ok, lets use your logic. Every city that uses a Native American name should be renamed, every sports team. All commentary on Islam needs to be policed, cause we always offend someone. What sects of Christianity should be closed down, cause at least one of them offends another. What about the sects of Buddhism, wow, none of them like what the other teaches. You can live life afraid to offend someone, be cause you will offend someone’s sensibilities eventually. The bindi is not used any any way as a sacred object, most of the meaning has either been lost or isn’t important anymore. The size, shape and colour used to mean something, they have no more meaning. Even in India, it is a fashion accessory. One guy bitches to cause a news event, and everyone jumps on the bandwagon, giving him what he wants.
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    Why are you generalizing? Are you in charge of the Hindu faith and did you decide that nobody uses it as a religious symbol anymore? How do you know people still don’t see it as such? Nothing you mentioned is even remotely similar to what I’m saying. The United States flag is commercialized and used as a fashion accessory and yet if someone was to disrespect it, there would be an huge outcry. Who are you to judge what’s sacred and not sacred to people? Please sit down your ignorance is showing.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    Bindi issue is overblown, however I am surprised she wore it. This was a girl that cut out the pink and purple horses from her video because Pink called her out on twitter. Seems inconsistent that a stupid jewel in the center of her head was that critical to her miming
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    The dance she does is a style that’s based on Hindi narrative dancing. Kinda fits with the dance itself.

    And the horses were a bigger deal, silly deal, but bigger, she was also younger, and may not have realized the problems that could come from the horse colouring. Of course ultimately it was fine for the horses, but animal situations are not nearly on the same level as a bindi

  • Anonymous

    Obviously you would think the issue is ‘overblown’ if you describe it as a “stupid jewel in the center of the head”

    ignorant prick.

  • Anonymous

    ———————
    Why are you generalizing? Are you in charge of the Hindu faith and did you decide that nobody uses it as a religious symbol anymore? How do you know people still don’t see it as such? Nothing you mentioned is even remotely similar to what I’m saying. The United States flag is commercialized and used as a fashion accessory and yet if someone was to disrespect it, there would be an huge outcry. Who are you to judge what’s sacred and not sacred to people? Please sit down your ignorance is showing.
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    I am generalizing to make a point. The bindi has no further meaning in most of India. One group causes an issue, and its suddenly as big as the American Flag? If she wore a Indian flag she might have reason to offend the Indian or Hindi people, but even in India and other countries where Hindu is strong, it is just a fashion accessory. I am going off of multiple sources in modern anthropology, as well as a number of Hindi students I personally know at the college I attend. Not one group that has a record for causing issues over this. And considering how popular she is in India, I think of they had an issue, they would take it up in a much louder voice.

    BTW, check the attitude, doesn’t help your rhetoric. I made no personal attacks, and I am hardly ignorant.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    Why are you generalizing? Are you in charge of the Hindu faith and did you decide that nobody uses it as a religious symbol anymore? How do you know people still don’t see it as such? Nothing you mentioned is even remotely similar to what I’m saying. The United States flag is commercialized and used as a fashion accessory and yet if someone was to disrespect it, there would be an huge outcry. Who are you to judge what’s sacred and not sacred to people? Please sit down your ignorance is showing.

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    THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    +1000000.

    obviously the other person who claims to be the all-mighty when it comes to matters of Hindu religious facets needs to sit the hell down and shut the f*ck up.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly everyone saying people are being too sensitive. This would be the same thing if someone had worn a hijab and sexualized it. They aren’t just pieces of jewelry or a piece of cloth and yes there might be some who use it as a fashion accessory but at the end of the day these things are IMPORTANT to their respective faiths. None of us have the power to say they’re not important or sacred anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Ahhh ok, I see. a handful of “Hindi students” at your college supplied your all-knowing knowledge on the situation.
    [[fyi, they didn’t supply you with the correct label though, it’d be HindU students, Hinidi is the language they speak]].
    If you think you’re being “hardly ignorant”, then ‘in denial’ and ‘self-pretentious’ needs to be added to that list along with ignorant of your best traits.

  • Anonymous

    *Hindi

  • Anonymous

    I am generalizing to make a point. The bindi has no further meaning in most of India. One group causes an issue, and its suddenly as big as the American Flag? If she wore a Indian flag she might have reason to offend the Indian or Hindi people, but even in India and other countries where Hindu is strong, it is just a fashion accessory. I am going off of multiple sources in modern anthropology, as well as a number of Hindi students I personally know at the college I attend. Not one group that has a record for causing issues over this. And considering how popular she is in India, I think of they had an issue, they would take it up in a much louder voice.

    BTW, check the attitude, doesn’t help your rhetoric. I made no personal attacks, and I am hardly ignorant.
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    To make a point? Since when is generalizing EVER ok? So because of a class and a couple of people you know you’ve come to the conclusion that the bindi is not important anymore? Well those sources proved to be false since as you can see there is a Hindu group who is offended by teeny boppers sexualizing something that sacred to people.

    I’ll drop the attitude when you stop generalizing, you’re not in charge of the faith. You don’t know the opinion of every Indian, neither do i but at least I know not to downplay something that is obviously important to people just because you or others can’t see that doesn’t mean it’s not true.

  • Anonymous

    Ok I called it a stupid jewel because that is how she was wearing it. If it was wore with religious significance than she wouldn’t have been wearing it. She was wearing it as a stupid jewel. Which she could have omitted and avoided this , this my comment about the pink and purple horses. And I think it is overblown because it is not a mass Hindu issue, but a specific religious faction who is very rigid. Not unlike other religions who are extremely rigid. Go easy girl , a decoration is a stupid jewel a religious symbol is worn with reverence not during a cheesy miming act

  • Anonymous

    Anyways the perfomance was borring as fuckk

  • Anonymous

    Anyways the perfomance was borring as fuckk

  • BrokenArrow

    Lol when miley and gwen stefani wore bindi half naked it was ok but now not anymore? Makes sooo much sense!

    Miley didnt wore it to make it part of the promo of a song tho. That’s the differencce.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    I am generalizing to make a point. The bindi has no further meaning in most of India. One group causes an issue, and its suddenly as big as the American Flag? If she wore a Indian flag she might have reason to offend the Indian or Hindi people, but even in India and other countries where Hindu is strong, it is just a fashion accessory. I am going off of multiple sources in modern anthropology, as well as a number of Hindi students I personally know at the college I attend. Not one group that has a record for causing issues over this. And considering how popular she is in India, I think of they had an issue, they would take it up in a much louder voice.

    BTW, check the attitude, doesn’t help your rhetoric. I made no personal attacks, and I am hardly ignorant.
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    To make a point? Since when is generalizing EVER ok? So because of a class and a couple of people you know you’ve come to the conclusion that the bindi is not important anymore? Well those sources proved to be false since as you can see there is a Hindu group who is offended by teeny boppers sexualizing something that sacred to people.

    I’ll drop the attitude when you stop generalizing, you’re not in charge of the faith. You don’t know the opinion of every Indian, neither do i but at least I know not to downplay something that is obviously important to people just because you or others can’t see that doesn’t mean it’s not true.

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    ^^^^^ +100000
    .

  • Anonymous

    BrokenArrow said:

    Lol when miley and gwen stefani wore bindi half naked it was ok but now not anymore? Makes sooo much sense!

    Miley didnt wore it to make it part of the promo of a song tho. That’s the differencce.

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    Miley did it for a hot second though just as part of her need for attention. People already knew at that point she was an attention whore so it’d bow over quickly, and shockingly, it did! so nobody cares really she did it b/c it was DONE for the purpose to try and be provocative or whatever silly idea runs through her minute brain.

    Selena on the other hand,
    a) knows it’s being considered offensive but continues to wear it
    b) is sexualizing something not meant to be
    c) it has nothing to do with the song she’s using it to try and promote

  • Anonymous

    Miley didn’t wear it during a performance on stage nor did she wear it in a music video that I know of. She wore it in some candids so obviously people who don’t follow teeny boppers news are not going to know about it.

  • BrokenArrow

    Miley didn’t wear it during a performance on stage nor did she wear it in a music video that I know of. She wore it in some candids so obviously people who don’t follow teeny boppers news are not going to know about it.

    She got bad comments because of it but since she didnt use it to sell they didnt cared about it. I think she started wearing it because she was into that kind of stuff.Wasnt she dating that indian looking guy by then?.

  • Anonymous

    To make a point? Since when is generalizing EVER ok? So because of a class and a couple of people you know you’ve come to the conclusion that the bindi is not important anymore? Well those sources proved to be false since as you can see there is a Hindu group who is offended by teeny boppers sexualizing something that sacred to people.

    I’ll drop the attitude when you stop generalizing, you’re not in charge of the faith. You don’t know the opinion of every Indian, neither do i but at least I know not to downplay something that is obviously important to people just because you or others can’t see that doesn’t mean it’s not true.

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    The fact that you are trying to convince others that this is a scandal honestly just makes me laugh. I have read the whole argument and no, expressing your opinion does not make one ignorant. If so, you are ignorant as well. They know Hindu people and they are fine with the whole situation. Do they stand for every Hindu person? No. Do also realize though, that someone from India themselves commented on this post and stated that it is simply a fashion accessory and has no real meaning anymore. Do they alone stand for the whole Hindu population? Still, of course not but coming from an insider you can assume that they have a good idea of what the general population thinks. What that other person was trying to state is, even the man who brought this up as an issue is not doing it because they are offended by it. They are bringing it up because they want to be in the press and the media, and they want to stir up something. As the other person stated, they are the same person trying to force their religion onto schools near the area that they live. This I would consider as borderline extremism. You probably offend people every single by not wearing a hijab, or by not believing in their god. You cannot live your every day trying to please others because you will never succeed. There is such thing as trying to be too politically correct. People these days are way top sensitive and really need to sit down and reevaluate their lives. If you get hung up on every single thing (For ex; a celebrity wearing a Bindi when only ONE group is fighting against it and simply for the attention and the press)your life is going to be terrible.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that you are trying to convince others that this is a scandal honestly just makes me laugh. I have read the whole argument and no, expressing your opinion does not make one ignorant. If so, you are ignorant as well. They know Hindu people and they are fine with the whole situation. Do they stand for every Hindu person? No. Do also realize though, that someone from India themselves commented on this post and stated that it is simply a fashion accessory and has no real meaning anymore. Do they alone stand for the whole Hindu population? Still, of course not but coming from an insider you can assume that they have a good idea of what the general population thinks. What that other person was trying to state is, even the man who brought this up as an issue is not doing it because they are offended by it. They are bringing it up because they want to be in the press and the media, and they want to stir up something. As the other person stated, they are the same person trying to force their religion onto schools near the area that they live. This I would consider as borderline extremism. You probably offend people every single by not wearing a hijab, or by not believing in their god. You cannot live your every day trying to please others because you will never succeed. There is such thing as trying to be too politically correct. People these days are way top sensitive and really need to sit down and reevaluate their lives. If you get hung up on every single thing (For ex; a celebrity wearing a Bindi when only ONE group is fighting against it and simply for the attention and the press)your life is going to be terrible.
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    This argument is over because I’m not even going to bother. I’m not making a scandal out of everything. By your logic, you can go on the bindi tag on Tumblr and see other actual Indians who are offended by it and do consider the bindi to be sacred.

    Honestly my point is, if it’s ofensive to a religious group of people stop wearing it or better yet wear it if you want but stop sexualizing it and trying to sell. Someone’s culture should never be used to sell a product esp not if that person is not part of the culture themselves. Like I said though, I’m done arguing with you because we clearly don’t see eye to eye and we never will.

  • Anonymous

    She got bad comments because of it but since she didnt use it to sell they didnt cared about it. I think she started wearing it because she was into that kind of stuff.Wasnt she dating that indian looking guy by then?.
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    Avan Jogia? haha idk about any other Indian looking guys she dated but he could be mistaken as one lol and yes I agree she wasn’t trying to sell anything.

  • Anonymous

    LMFAO @ this person ranting on and on about how they talked to 1 person in college and took a generic anthropology course and are now suddenly the supreme know-it-all regarding all things Hindu culture

    instead of trying to tell others that they will have miserable lives if they don’t see things the way that you do, why don’t you re-evaluate your own life.
    Oh so one person from India came on here and said they didn’t think it was anything, so therefore everyone must?
    UM NO bitch; I’m from India and I think it is offensive. so now how does your logic change to the wind? If you go off of this “one person speaks for 6 billion people” idealism you seem to have, 1 person said a conflicting thing to what I’ve said now, so your brain must be in overdrive meltdown trying to reason and determine how the rest of everyone else must feel about this now.
    PLEASE… tell everyone else your opinion and thus what must be ours as well.

    Honestly, get off your high horse.

  • Anonymous

    LMFAO @ this person ranting on and on about how they talked to 1 person in college and took a generic anthropology course and are now suddenly the supreme know-it-all regarding all things Hindu culture

    instead of trying to tell others that they will have miserable lives if they don’t see things the way that you do, why don’t you re-evaluate your own life.
    Oh so one person from India came on here and said they didn’t think it was anything, so therefore everyone must?
    UM NO bitch; I’m from India and I think it is offensive. so now how does your logic change to the wind? If you go off of this “one person speaks for 6 billion people” idealism you seem to have, 1 person said a conflicting thing to what I’ve said now, so your brain must be in overdrive meltdown trying to reason and determine how the rest of everyone else must feel about this now.
    PLEASE… tell everyone else your opinion and thus what must be ours as well.

    Honestly, get off your high horse.

  • BrokenArrow

    Avan Jogia? haha idk about any other Indian looking guys she dated but he could be mistaken as one lol and yes I agree she wasn’t trying to sell anything.

    yes! that guy! i remember they went to a halloween party with him & she was wearing and indian costume.

  • BrokenArrow
  • Anonymous

    This.

  • Anonymous

    big shock, she’s having an identity crisis and needs to pull stupid stunts (continually) to get people to talk about her being something other than Dweiber’s booty-call

  • Anonymous

    What identity crisis? and Hello 90% of music is PR stunts. Unfortunately is no longer about the music. Pop music is all creating personalities. Everyone has their own. Katy Perry dresses up totally different in each video and even in concert from what she dresses at home. Its called performace wardrobe. I truely don’t know what idetity crisis you are talking about. She has pretty much looked the same for ever. Miley is a totally different person when she is doing music, too. She didn’t walk on stage last night talking all hood nor was she dressed it but, all her tweets are smoking weed and in slang. Also, she is a total hip hop girl out of nowhere, wasn’t she singing beautiful acoustic music and before that generic pop and before that all about rock? No, she wants to twerk and rap? Guess what she is creating a personality to sale music!

  • Anonymous

    What identity crisis? and Hello 90% of music is PR stunts. Unfortunately is no longer about the music. Pop music is all creating personalities. Everyone has their own. Katy Perry dresses up totally different in each video and even in concert from what she dresses at home. Its called performace wardrobe. I truely don’t know what idetity crisis you are talking about. She has pretty much looked the same for ever. Miley is a totally different person when she is doing music, too. She didn’t walk on stage last night talking all hood nor was she dressed it but, all her tweets are smoking weed and in slang. Also, she is a total hip hop girl out of nowhere, wasn’t she singing beautiful acoustic music and before that generic pop and before that all about rock? No, she wants to twerk and rap? Guess what she is creating a personality to sale music!

  • Justinsuglyglasses

    I don’t blame Selena for the culturally insensitive use of the Bindi. That would require assuming that she has any real control or say in her career. She does not. This all falls on Hollywood Records and Disney who should come forward and explain. Having said this, if Disney is smart, it should publicly denounce Selena and blame her. Better to throw the artist under the bus than offend millions of Hindu fans around the world.

  • Anonymous

    & it would require Selena to actually have something that resembles a brain.

    Something which she is known to not have.

  • Anonymous

    Justinsuglyglasses said:

    I don’t blame Selena for the culturally insensitive use of the Bindi. That would require assuming that she has any real control or say in her career. She does not. This all falls on Hollywood Records and Disney who should come forward and explain. Having said this, if Disney is smart, it should publicly denounce Selena and blame her. Better to throw the artist under the bus than offend millions of Hindu fans around the world


    +1
    Really well put!
    :)

    Although I disagree, Selena is more to blame with the continued culturally insensitive and offensive tones and imagery of her “performances”. Hollywood Records would be at more fault if it were something with a recording or something to do with the album itself; this is just the performance and therefore falls entirely on her and her team.

    She could at least have the decency to acknowledge that it is STILL just as offensive to some people as it was at the MTV awards, and get a new thing to copy from Madonna or Britney Spears from.

  • Anonymous

    The problem is, that doesn’t offend million of hindu fans. Just a selected religious group.
    Her music is charting on iTunes India at #19, and I see no reaction besides that group.

    http://kworb.net/itunes/selenagomez.html

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, she kissed him ON THE CHEEK! Why do you keep leaving that out? And Taylor, when you do the same and use people for publicity you shouldn’t be commenting or showing ANY emotion when you saw that…

  • Anonymous

    WHy would Miley be furious about the Bindi, didn’t she use to wear one. Miley is just full of PR stunts herself. Not, sure why you would follow someone so publicly and then unfollow someone a week later..if their friends, then their friends no matter what. Unless something else went down in Vegas?

  • Anonymous

    It’s offensive because she uses it to be sexy

  • Anonymous

    Selena gomez is very fuckin ugly and she’s a bitch too

  • yesaella

    since we’re on this topic of insensitivity, let me mention people wearing crosses as fashion.

    its not a polka dot or a stripe.
    its a cross that Jesus died on. i honestly hate seeing people wearing who A) dont even understand the meaning behind it and B) dont even care about God.
    and the funny thing is that people will respond saying we dont own the cross but we DO!
    Hindi’s own the bindi, Christians own the cross.

  • Anonymous

    The bindi she has on is a simple jewel. It shouldn’t be controversial in any way. A red bindi on the forehead would be controversial as that symbolizes a married woman and/or religious meanings. The only bindi that matters in the Hindu religion is a red one, any other is just simply a fashion statement. They come in a variety of styles and colors made to match with clothing and to be a fashion statement. This person making a big deal of it obviously wants/needs the publicity. Selena isn’t doing anything wrong at all. This coming from a devout Hindu..

  • Anonymous

    Since I’ve heard ‘ Come and get it’ for the first time and Selena saying that it had an Indian sound to it, I knew that people would be complaining. I honestly think that she and her team decided to not drop the Bindi part on purpose, because since it’s polemic, people will talk about it and it will get press. That’s how it works in show business. And it’s just like they say: Talk bad or talk good, but talk about me.

    If I was an artist who has millions of teenage fans, I would definitely not be promoting the use of sacred symbols to commercialize my music. Even if she doesn’t know anything about Hinduism, which i don’t either, she has to understand that whatever she does and promotes, her fans will copy and follow her example. At least when it comes to fashion. So it’s really sad that she doesn’t bother.
    Though it’s a pity, because Bindi’s are really beautiful and I love how they looked on her.

  • Anonymous

    Lots of middle eastern cultures have a bindi tradition as a decoration. These Indians getting worked up are so annoying

  • OCEANUP

    she actually looks middle eastern/ indian with the bindi and makeup..

  • Anonymous

    And Miley either just followed Selena because she is seriously bi polar following and unfollowing people daily or so that she could see if Selena responded to her rant about her fans…Selena ain’t got time for that.
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    That’s because selena is just like her fans, PSYCHO BITCHES.

    You mean Miley followed and unfollowed people, omg, call the twitter police. Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m a an Indian, but not a Christian and not a Hindu. Many women here wear Bindis just as a fashion accessory , whether they are hindu or not. this is some really dumb shit for this “hindu society” leader or whatever to talk about it like this. So many bollywood actresses wear Bindis and skimpy dresses and dance provocatively , but no one gives a fuck when THAT happens. Mr. president of the international Hindu society, get over yourself, be glad a foreigner is wearing these as well and embracing a bit of Indian culture. peace OUT bitches :P

  • Anonymous

    i meant so say ** But a christian and not a Hindu

  • Anonymous

    Oh please shut up Hindu people… whores and strippers all over Asia wear Bindis in brothels, strip clubs, street corners ANYWHERE…
    Selena said she wears it because it brings luck and good fortune or something like that, she is nervous during her performances and also because her music is following the whole Indian theme thingy. They should rather try and fight poverty and rape in their countries not spend time being all hissy fitty about a 20 year old girls clothing choices.

    And Miley either just followed Selena because she is seriously bi polar following and unfollowing people daily or so that she could see if Selena responded to her rant about her fans… Selena ain’t got time for that.

  • Anonymous

    c’mon, people wear crosses all the time and you don’t see christians rambling about it.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    c’mon, people wear crosses all the time and you don’t see christians rambling about it.
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    lol, please just stop. Not every religion is Christianity. Try to see this from someone in that religion’s perspective don’t just be ignorant and compare it to Christianity.

  • Anonymous

    Uh… No they don’t. The Bindi is a something that is originally specific to Hinduism. Last time I checked Hindus don’t come from the Middle East. South Asia/India is not even in the Middle East, so please stop pretending to know what you’re talking about. It’s annoying.

    With that said, these self-proclaimed ‘Hindu leaders’ and their minority of followers are wackjobs and Selena isn’t doing anything wrong IMO. People of all religions in India wear bindis as a fashion statement nowadays. It once signified religion, and still does, but it’s also become a general cultural thing. And even if it wrong, this is more of her marketing team or whoever’s fault. At the same time, (as a general statement) it’s not up to people who don’t belong to a certain background that is being potentially being approriated to decide what is offensive and what isn’t. Especially if you can’t find that country on a map or know what part of the world it’s in.

  • Anonymous

    Lots of middle eastern cultures have a bindi tradition as a decoration. These Indians getting worked up are so annoying

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    Uh… No they don’t. The Bindi is a something that is originally specific to Hinduism. Last time I checked Hindus don’t come from the Middle East. South Asia/India is not even in the Middle East, so please stop pretending to know what you’re talking about. It’s annoying.

    With that said, these self-proclaimed ‘Hindu leaders’ and their minority of followers are wackjobs and Selena isn’t doing anything wrong IMO. People of all religions in India wear bindis as a fashion statement nowadays. It once signified religion, and still does, but it’s also become a general cultural thing. And even if it wrong, this is more of her marketing team or whoever’s fault. At the same time, (as a general statement) it’s not up to people who don’t belong to a certain background that is being potentially being approriated to decide what is offensive and what isn’t. Especially if you can’t find that country on a map or know what part of the world it’s in.

  • Anonymous

    Guys.. just stop :/

  • Anonymous

    this is so dumb.
    yes, certain people find it offensive
    yes, certain people DON’T find it offensive.

    there are various things being “sexualized” or commercialized in today’s society in order to gain profit. Just because something offends a certain group of people does NOT mean it should be eliminated. I find all sexualized teenage girls in make artist music videos offensive.
    if people find the use of the bindi offensive they have every right to be. But selena also has every right to continue wearing it.

    simple as that.
    so everyone just move on with their lives.

  • Anonymous

    Also, Miley is no longer following Selena she must be furious about the bindi.

    OH MY GOD I laughed XD

  • Anonymous

    She aint even Hindu or Indian she’s friggin (half) Mexican!

  • Anonymous

    If you guys would actually research the use of a Bindi you will see it hasn’t been such a sacred thing for YEARS, even the Hindu cultural uses it as a fashion accessory, sexy or not…don’t even tell me Madonna never used it in a sexual context like 15 yrs ago. Also, research the guy who is started this crap, he has a record and is constantly doing shady crap. Most real Hindu groups distance themselves from him. He is trying to get press, some Hindu groups have even come out and have no problem with it. Also, if everyone on here wants to side with that guy, he would convert this entire country to Hinduism. He is from a town in CA and spends most of his efforts trying to force local schools to practice Hindu. So, he wants to cut out all other religions. So, do your research before you jump on this guys bandwagon.

  • Anonymous

    If you guys would actually research the use of a Bindi you will see it hasn’t been such a sacred thing for YEARS, even the Hindu cultural uses it as a fashion accessory, sexy or not…don’t even tell me Madonna never used it in a sexual context like 15 yrs ago. Also, research the guy who is started this crap, he has a record and is constantly doing shady crap. Most real Hindu groups distance themselves from him. He is trying to get press, some Hindu groups have even come out and have no problem with it. Also, if everyone on here wants to side with that guy, he would convert this entire country to Hinduism. He is from a town in CA and spends most of his efforts trying to force local schools to practice Hindu. So, he wants to cut out all other religions. So, do your research before you jump on this guys bandwagon.
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    Regardless, it’s offending a religious no matter who did it before how how small the group is. The bindi is something sacred for the culture and or religion, even if some people in that religion take advantage of it, there are still people out there who consider it sacred so she should stop mocking their religion and culture.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    If you guys would actually research the use of a Bindi you will see it hasn’t been such a sacred thing for YEARS, even the Hindu cultural uses it as a fashion accessory, sexy or not…don’t even tell me Madonna never used it in a sexual context like 15 yrs ago. Also, research the guy who is started this crap, he has a record and is constantly doing shady crap. Most real Hindu groups distance themselves from him. He is trying to get press, some Hindu groups have even come out and have no problem with it. Also, if everyone on here wants to side with that guy, he would convert this entire country to Hinduism. He is from a town in CA and spends most of his efforts trying to force local schools to practice Hindu. So, he wants to cut out all other religions. So, do your research before you jump on this guys bandwagon.
    ——————–
    Regardless, it’s offending a religious no matter who did it before how how small the group is. The bindi is something sacred for the culture and or religion, even if some people in that religion take advantage of it, there are still people out there who consider it sacred so she should stop mocking their religion and culture.
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    Ok, lets use your logic. Every city that uses a Native American name should be renamed, every sports team. All commentary on Islam needs to be policed, cause we always offend someone. What sects of Christianity should be closed down, cause at least one of them offends another. What about the sects of Buddhism, wow, none of them like what the other teaches. You can live life afraid to offend someone, be cause you will offend someone’s sensibilities eventually. The bindi is not used any any way as a sacred object, most of the meaning has either been lost or isn’t important anymore. The size, shape and colour used to mean something, they have no more meaning. Even in India, it is a fashion accessory. One guy bitches to cause a news event, and everyone jumps on the bandwagon, giving him what he wants.

  • Anonymous

    Dude, the christian cross and many other religious and cultural symbols have been being turned into commercial items for years. It’s about cultural interest, not degrading it. People get offended by everything and they need to chill out.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    Dude, the christian cross and many other religious and cultural symbols have been being turned into commercial items for years. It’s about cultural interest, not degrading it. People get offended by everything and they need to chill out.
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    Those are Christians? Not every religion is the same, just because nobody gets offended over the cross doesn’t mean other religious groups won’t get offended over their symbols being sexualized and commercialized.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand people. If you offend someone, whatever the reason, stop making excuses, don’t ignore them and don’t play down their feelings. Be mature, realize you messed up, apologize and move on. So incredibly insensitive of her, my God.

  • Anonymous

    This is a total crock of shit. Selena or anyone is aloud to wear what ever they want as jewelry. Whether the theme has sexual connotations or not has no bearing. If anything Selena is celebrating other cultures and should be commended. These different religions go to other countries and push to keep their cultural ways so having some more mainstream would if anything help this to happen.

  • KBsuckers

    Listen this is bullshit okay. I am a hindu & the hindu people I know have no problem with people outside the culture wearing bindis. these people are clearly looking to start shit for absolutely no reason. Yes the bindi holds meaning and it’s just a decorative piece to non-hindus,culture is meant to be shared, so these hindu groups need to stop.

  • Anonymous

    Miley cyrus is a fake. She pretends all the time.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    This is a total crock of shit. Selena or anyone is aloud to wear what ever they want as jewelry. Whether the theme has sexual connotations or not has no bearing. If anything Selena is celebrating other cultures and should be commended. These different religions go to other countries and push to keep their cultural ways so having some more mainstream would if anything help this to happen.
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    The amount of ignorance in this, I won’t even bother.

  • Anonymous

    May 20, 2013 @ 01:57 pm
    Anonymous said:

    Anonymous said:
    This is a total crock of shit. Selena or anyone is aloud to wear what ever they want as jewelry. Whether the theme has sexual connotations or not has no bearing. If anything Selena is celebrating other cultures and should be commended. These different religions go to other countries and push to keep their cultural ways so having some more mainstream would if anything help this to happen.
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    The amount of ignorance in this, I won’t even bother.


    Anytime anybody fails so miserably at spelling a word/proper English, it speaks volumes as to their intelligence level and thus I just gather that it’s a waste of my time to try and correct their idiotic views.

    Case in point: this OP and “aloud” versus ALLOWED.
    & they going on to say that her using a culturally-significant item as a selling point should be “commended”; and that obviously the Hindu people and culture needs to go “mainstream” in order to be considered relevant to this irrational and ridiculous person.

    the arrogance and ignorance of some is truly amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Anytime anybody fails so miserably at spelling a word/proper English, it speaks volumes as to their intelligence level and thus I just gather that it’s a waste of my time to try and correct their idiotic views.

    Case in point: this OP and “aloud” versus ALLOWED.
    & they going on to say that her using a culturally-significant item as a selling point should be “commended”; and that obviously the Hindu people and culture needs to go “mainstream” in order to be considered relevant to this irrational and ridiculous person.

    the arrogance and ignorance of some is truly amazing.
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    Clapping for you tbh

  • Anonymous

    Everyone complaining about the bindi sound stupid as fuck! HOW many times do other cultures become a part of fashion? they dont say shit then! so everyone stfu

  • Anonymous

    LOL at everyone calling Avan Jogia “Indian-looking”… he is Indian. He is born in Canada, but he is of Indian origin. :)

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  • Anonymous

    If it really is this controversial, she should just remove it. I’m sure her little performances will survive without a piece of jewelry on her head, it won’t change shit. It all comes down to respect, whether some of you agree with it or not.