Katy Perry’s Jewelry Controversy [VIDEO]
Katy Perry has always had her own taste when it comes to fashion. From blue hair to cupcake bras and everything in between, Perry wears whatever she pleases and usually pulls it off. But a jewelry choice in her latest music video has turned into a major faux paus.
Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” is a huge hit, her 11th #1 on the Pop Charts to be exact, but the music video hasn’t been quite as successful.
In the clip, Perry plays a Cleopatra-esque character who uses magic to turn suitors into various things. But one suitor was wearing the wrong necklace according to many Muslims.
At the 1:15 mark in the video a suitor is struck by lightning and turned into sand. The actor who is disintegrated was sporting an Allah pendant in his many chains and Shazad Iqbal of the UK did not care for it. He felt that the act was a form of blasphemy since Allah means God in Arabic and the video showed “god” being struck down.
So Iqbal started a change.org petition to have the pendant removed from Perry’s official video and wrote to YouTube itself asking for the video to come down saying
“Such acts are not condoned nor tolerated, we hope YouTube will remove the video”
Well after 65,000 signatures in support of his statements Iqbal has won the battle, but perhaps not the war.
The video will remain up, but was in fact edited to remove the necklace from any and all scenes it was featured in.
There have been no official comments from the Perry camp on the change as of yet, but you can check out the video for yourself noting that 1:15 mark for a now missing pendant among the array of chains. And click below to see the videos before and after necklace shots.