Katy Perry is drawing ire from the Muslim community for her new “Dark Horse” video, which some claim contains blasphemous imagery.
An online petition launched by British citizen Shazad Iqbal is asking YouTube to remove the video.
At issue, the petition says, is a pendant bearing the word “Allah,” which is worn by a man who is “burned,” pendant and all. (In the video, it appears that the man disintegrates.)
“The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy,” the petition reads, adding, “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.”
As of this post, the video has received more than 61,000 signatures and Perry’s video has more than 26 million views.
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