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Muslims ​offended by Katy Perry’s Egypt-themed music video

Published time: February 25, 2014 13:10
Edited time: February 26, 2014 16:38
Screenshot from @KatyPerryVEVO

Screenshot from @KatyPerryVEVO

An online petition demands that YouTube removes the latest music video by Katy Perry. The signatories believe her zapping a man wearing a pendant with the word ‘Allah’ written in Arabic is blasphemous.

The video for the song Dark Horse, which Perry sings with Juicy J, was posted on YouTube last week. It features a cartoonish version of ancient Egypt, with Perry regally seating at a monumental throne receiving tribute from men. The gifts apparently offend queen Perry, as she zaps the unlucky visitors with lightning, turning them into sand one by one. The episode with the Allah pendant can be seen at 1:15 of the video.

The English-language petition, which was launched by Shazad Iqbal from Bradford, UK, has gathered more than 34,000 signatures in the first day. While so far signatories mostly come from Britain, some are showing their support from Muslim-majority countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan or Qatar.

The petition hopes to win major support to show “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.”

Dark Horse is Perry’s third single off her new album ‘Prism’. It already has almost 30 million views on YouTube.

Comments (214)


MustaeenKhan Yousafzai 09.03.2014 21:09

@ Darren Honey

Befor e Replying, Think again why they do this what is the benefit my suggesion this is a free world if someone attack you , you have the right to hit it hard and the oppenent should think before raising his hand.


MustaeenKhan Yousafzai 09.03.2014 21:05

@ Darren Honey
Muslims cares what should be beside what will be between Him or Her has the day to be decided. If God took actions against every such smudge there will be no World today, Everything has some rules and procedures His mind isn't that small or full of garbage to think like you. Again we know about technology and we are more happy in our culture and tradition, I will suggest to stay away and mind your business beside harming someone beliefs.


MustaeenKhan Yousafzai 09.03.2014 21:01

@ Darren Honey
Where is your mind, I was so shocked and compel to reply. You have no idea what you are throwing from your mouth. Muslims are bound to say anything against anyone religion as they are equally respectable for us like Jesus and Moses we give the same respect to these prophets as you do else.... Yes Muslims take it seriously in any way then why on earth did they do this, the question is simple is this a joke or what or, you are just scare to accept the reality.

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