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Katy Perry’s latest Instagram post has divided the internet

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    It seems that not a day goes by without a celebrity making an awkward blunder on social media (we’re looking at you Donald Trump).

    Yesterday, Kim Kardashian launched a new Kimoji of herself as the Virgin Mary, which didn’t go down too well, as you might expect.

    Katy Perry has now also come under fire, after posting a picture of the Hindu goddess Kali on her Instagram, with the caption: ‘current mood’.

    Kali is regarded as a divine protector from evil forces, and is also associated with motherhood and fertility.

    current mood

    A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on

    Users were quick to comment, accusing the singer of religious misappropriation.

    One user wrote, ‘If someone wants to express their moods, do it with the smiley icons not anything with religion, what the hell are the icons there for?’

    ‘Do not use indian godess pics for your mood swings… thats a a disrespect to the god… humbly remove it,’ another wrote.

    ‘How ridiculous this? You don’t have permission to upload a picture of our goddess on this f**king social media and embarrassing our culture,’ read another comment.

    However, others did come to Katy’s defence, explaining she wasn’t ignorant as she had married in India.

    One user wrote, ‘she got married to Russell Brand according to the Hindu tradition in Rajasthan remember???? She somewhat is familiar with it.’

    More users just argued she meant no offence and people should just see the funny side: ‘What’s the problem with posting this picture? Stop being ridiculous…’

    ‘So what ever happened to freedom of speech and expression,’ lamented another.

    What do you think?

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