Selena Gomez Bindi Trouble

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I guess all isn’t fair in love and music.

On Sunday, April 14th, Selena Gomez took the stage at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards show to perform her new single “Come and Get It”. The song definitely caught me by surprise when I first heard it last week, with its Bollywood vibe. I can’t say it isn’t a catchy tune.

However, her performance that night stirred up much controversy in the Hindu community. Unfortunately Selena Gomez’s wearing of the Bindi, a traditional Hindu forehead decoration, is not sitting well with them.

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The Traditional Bindi

“The bindi on the forehead is an ancient tradition in Hinduism and has religious significance. It is also sometimes referred to as the third eye and the flame, and it is an auspicious religious and spiritual symbol. It is not meant to be thrown around loosely for seductive effects or as a fashion accessory aiming at mercantile greed. Selena should apologize and then she should get acquainted with the basics of world religions,” said Rajan Zed, leader of the Universal Society of Hinduism in an E! News article about the controversy. They’re demanding an apology from Selena Gomez.

A little harsh there, no?

I don’t necessarily think Selena did anything wrong. It’s art, and it should be appreciated for what it is. I’m sure she meant no harm in wearing the Bindi for her performance.

I personally would not have worn a Bindi for that kind of performance only because of my paranoia that something like this would happen. Instead, I’d wear some kind of Indian forehead jewelry. But then again, they might say something negative about that too.

Not to worry though. Britney Spears has her back. She wrote on Twitter:

“Wow @SelenaGomez… “Come & Get It” on the #mtvmovieawards was incredible! One of my favorite songs out there right now!”

A fan commented on the E! News article “Selena Gomez Bindi Controversy: Hindu Group Offended by Singer’s Forehead Decoration at MTV Movie Awards”,

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A good point is being made here. I don’t see any Catholics pointing figures at people who wear the Rosary and aren’t even of the Catholic faith. The Hindu community should seriously calm down about Selena!

Selena Gomez has not yet responded to the controversy.

In the mean time, check out the performance that started this mess!

Episode Review: “Glee” 4×16: “Feud”

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SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen this episode yet, you might want to hold off on reading this.

Last night’s episode of Glee was pretty intense. Between holding grudges, male prostitution, and an unofficial marriage proposal, it was hard for me to sit still on the couch while watching it all unfold!

First off, let’s talk about Brody. Ever since the wedding episode, “I Do”, I knew Brody was not dealing drugs to make that money. Santana was definitely on to something when she found his stash of cash though, and I hope Rachel and Kurt think about things differently when they finally learn the truth. Check out my in depth commentary on this aspect of the episode here.

Will Schuester is not letting go of the grudge he is holding against Finn for kissing is fiance, Emma Pillsbury. This leaves Finn no choice but to leave McKinley High. Hopefully he does decide to go to college for a degree in Education.

During the fight scene of this episode (which was by far the craziest!) Finn shouts to Brody, “Stay away from my future wife!” Does this mean he plans to propose to Rachel, and moreover, marry her?!

I seriously cannot wait for next weeks episode!

As always, the song selection from this episode was great. I especially loved the “How to be a Heartbreaker” dance routine, originally sung by Marina and the Diamonds. My mom and I were concerned about the dancers falling down the stairs during that one though! The end song,”Closer”, originally by Tegan and Sara, was also great. The most unexpected was Sue Sylvester’s “Superbass” routine, originally by Nicki Minaj. In my opinion, her performance topped her “Vogue” routine in season one. That glow in the dark lipstick was icing on the cake!