Katy Perry outrages Indian fans with 'culturally insensitive' Instagram post

Katy Perry faces wrath as she posts picture of Goddess Kali

American singer Katy Perry became a victim of online trolls when she posted an image of Indian Goddess Kali on social media to depict her "current mood".

"Think about it why would Katy use an Indian God for her mood, Katy should use an angry dog for her mood. Do you know what this pic means and what's the story behind it?" one Instagram user posted, with another writing: "We don't care about your mood... you should delete this post otherwise Indians soon change their mood".

"I am a Hindu, and that's a Hindu Goddess, Kali".

Here's another comment: "Problem is, you used this picture as to show your mood, like an emoji sticker, but that's our god not a sticker to show your mood @katyperry you don't know INDIAN MOOD when it comes to religion, beware!"

One user wrote: "Please Katy!".

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'I love your songs and I had respect for you, B****! I was not offended one bit.

It appears Perry has had a long interest in Indian culture, having married her now ex-husband, comedian Russell Brand, in the north Indian state of Rajasthan with a traditional Indian ceremony. In a way makes me feel good that she had a Goddess Kali kinda day. Instead, all we Indians here are fighting amongst ourselves.Unity in diversity people.

The 32-year-old has previously said she doesn't align herself to a particular religion, but described feeling a "deep connection with God". I pray all the time - for self-control, for humility.

In contrast, Miley Cyrus recently posted a picture on Instagram of her celebrating a Hindu holiday by performing Lakshmi Puja, which many fans praised as an appropriate representation and practice of the faith.

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