Muslims Worldwide Sign Petition To Ban Blasphemous Katy Perry Video From YouTube (Video)
A petition to ban Katy Perry’s "blasphemous" music video “Dark Horse” from Youtube has more than 35,000 signatures.
Released on YouTube Feb. 20, Perry’s video, set in ancient Egypt, shows a man wearing an Allah pendant gradually disintegrating into a pile of sand.
“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,” says the Change.org petition.
“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," it states.
Supporters of the ban appear to be from all over the world.
“We are Muslims and that is Allah's name on his neck and she burns it that's great disrespect to Islam yet these lot say we are the bad ones well hah shame on these people,” wrote Nida Ahmed of the United Kingdom.
“I am a Muslim and I find this highly disrespectful and inappropriate,” wrote Reena Mikaeel of Singapore.
Ghallil Almahdaoui of the Netherlands wrote, “1:15 shows a man being burned with the sign of the most beautiful religion in history and future.”
Perry has not responded to the petition. She has garnered criticism in the past for cultural insensitivity, when she performed at the 2013 American Music Awards dressed as a geisha.