Selena Gomez premiered her seductive (and catchy) “Come and Get It” music video Tuesday night, and noticeably missing from the Bollywood inspired song was a Bindi, which she has controversially worn during recent performances of the new song.
President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, Rajan Zed criticized the pop star’s use of the Bindi, which has religious significance “not meant to be thrown around loosely for seductive effects as fashion accessory aiming at mercantile greed.”
A bindi, also sometimes referred to as “third eye,” have been relatively common sites in Hollywood over the past few decades. Stars like Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry have worn the spot (which is often a red dot, but can be jewels) placed on the forehead between the eyes. The placement is very important, because it represents the sixth chakra, a place of “concealed wisdom.”
With this song Selean’s sealing her transition from adolescent good girl pop straight into sexy twentysomething pop. And not very subtlety.
“All day all night maybe I’m addicted for life, no lie.
I’m not too shy to show I love you, I got no regrets.
I love you much to, much to hide you, this love ain’t finished yet. This love ain’t finished yet…
So baby whenever you’re ready…
When you’re ready come and get it”
Is she talkin’ to Justin?
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