Katy Perry has been slammed for sharing a picture of a Hindu goddess on Instagram on Wednesday, which she captioned with the words ‘current mood’.
Social media users immediately took to the site to criticise the post, describing it as ‘offensive’.
One user, posting under @chhibber_sahb, wrote: ‘This is a shameful and offensive act. You can’t compare yourself with The Great Goddess KALI MAA’.
Another fan, @mr.chauhan1, added: ‘Respect her she is our goddess of hindu u can’t use it in this way , seriously u lost Respect in my eyes ‘.
Meanwhile @kumarsanjay46 posted ‘Please do not compare yourself with God !! You can have any kind of mood what you want but you must respect other religion also!!’
And @renes0307 simply commented: ‘Well that is kind of offensive.’
However, some fans took to Instagram to defend Katy, with one writing: ‘Well im an indian and Hindu also.this is not offensive at all.some people get offended so easily’.
The image shows the Hindu goddess Kali Ma, or the Divine Mother.
Katy, 32, has previously said she doesn’t align herself to a particular religion, but described feeling a ‘deep connection with God’.
She told Marie Claire in an interview in 2013: ‘I’m not Buddhist, I’m not Hindu, I’m not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God.