Katy Perry Edits ‘Black Horse’ Video Following Criticism For Islamic Reference [PHOTO]

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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.




Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com


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