Selena Gomez is by far not the only star from the West that has worn a Bindi, but the young starlet is possibly the only person to have the Universal Society of Hinduism ask her to apologize for it!
Gomez has been wearing a Bindi since her performance at the 2013 MTV Music Awards where she performed her Indian influenced new single, “Come and Get It.” Gomez said her new album featured music from all around the world and it was more mature than her previous work. Her new track is gaining great praise but her Bindi however is creating quite a stir. In a recent interview with Z100’s Elvis Duran, Gomez said she’s not sorry about wearing the Bindi. She said,
“The song kind of has that almost Hindu feel, that tribal feel. I kind of wanted to translate that. Plus, I’ve been learning a lot about my seven chakras and bindis and stuff. I’ve learned a lot about the culture, and I think it’s beautiful. I think it’s fun to incorporate that into the performance.”
She said that is wasn’t just to “be cool” and also added,
“I think it’s good to educate yourself. If you’re fully aware of it, you should have the freedom to enjoy it.”
It seems like Selena Gomez knows what she’s talking about and isn’t throwing on a Bindi just for fashion’s sake. Her intentions are more from respect and adoration for the Indian culture and religion than anything else. Honestly now, Who could really stay mad at Selena Gomez! Do you guys still think Gomez wearing a Bindi is offensive?