Katy Perry has been heavily criticised after she shared a photo of a Hindu goddess on her Instagram page.
The Firework singer was labelled ‘shameful’ after uploading a picture of Kali, the goddess of death who is often associated with sexuality and violence.
She captioned the image: ‘Current mood,’ on Wednesday.
But Perry found herself in an uproar and was attacked by followers who accused her of being ‘disrespectful’.
One commented: ‘Are you serious? You’re using pics of our Goddesses as memes?’
While another wrote: ‘This is a shameful and offensive act. You can’t compare yourself with The Great Goddess KALI MAA’.
And another said: ‘Please do not compare yourself with God !! You can have any kind of mood what you want but you must respect other religion also!!’
In addition, one user was left fuming, and referred to Perry as a ‘b****’.
They wrote: ‘Don’t use our gods’ images to describe your mood. Your s***** mood matters nothing in front of God’s.
‘I love your songs and I had respect for you, B****! Delete this post asap.. B**** @katyperry.’
However, some fans took to Instagram to defend the singer, with one writing: ‘Well im an indian and Hindu also.this is not offensive at all.some people get offended so easily’.
The 32-year-old 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.
Despite saying she didn’t belong to a particular faith, Perry married her first husband, comedian Russell Brand, in a private Hindu ceremony in India in 2010.
Perry has yet to respond to comments about the post.
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