Posted on Mon Nov 3rd, 2008 3:20pm PDT
While supermodel Heidi Klum's elaborate Halloween costume impressed most of us, it looks like it really ticked off several Hindu-American leaders. The Victoria's Secret model and Project Runway host dressed as the Goddess Kali at her annual Halloween bash, and Contact Music reports that Hindu scholars want Heidi to make a public apology for posing as the sacred figure.
Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed said:
- "Goddess Kali is highly revered in Hinduism and she is meant to be worshipped in temples and not to be used in clubs for publicity stunts or thrown around loosely for dramatic effects.
Hindus welcome Hollywood and other entertainment industries to immerse themselves in Hinduism, but they should take it seriously and respectfully, and not just use the religion for decoration or to advance their selfish agenda. Casual flirting sometimes results in pillaging serious spiritual doctrines and revered symbols and hurting the devotees."
Zed isn't the only one who is pissed about Heidi's costume - Jawahar L. Khurana of the Hindu Alliance of India and Bhavna Shinde of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti have also called out Heidi, calling the costume "denigrating." Yikes!
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