Katy Perry’s Black Horse video caused more than a little uproar in the Islamic community over a piece of jewelry.
Shazad Iqbal, 22, posted a petition on Change.org, demanding that the video be removed from YouTube. “At 01:15 into the video Dark Horse; a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word ‘Allah,’ which is the Arabic word for God,” he wrote.
Iqbal describes Perry’s Cleopatra-inspired persona as an opposition to God that “engulfs the believer and the word God in flames.”
Perry’s video went online a week ago. The petition followed a few days later and has received more than 60,000 supporters. On Wednesday, Iqbal and his supporters declared victory: A new version of Perry’s video uploaded to her YouTube and Vevo channels has digitally scrubbed the offending pendant.