Muslims Blast 'Blasphemous' Katy Perry Video

As more news comes out about split with John Mayer
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2014 9:30 AM CST

(Newser) – More than 65,000 people have signed a petition calling for YouTube to take down Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" music video because it portrays "blasphemy." A Muslim man started the petition because the video featured one man, a suitor to Perry's Egyptian queen character, wearing a pendant featuring the word "Allah," the BBC reports. Perry's character disintegrates her suitors, burning the man and his pendant. "Blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames," the petition reads. While the video remains online, Fox News reports that the word "Allah" has been removed from the pendant in response to the petition. In other Perry news:

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  • She helped someone—reportedly her sister—in a big way yesterday: "Finally you can add 'helps delivers babies in living rooms' to my resume! It's been a miracle of a day...Auntie Katy aka Stylist Auntie," she tweeted. E! reports the new mother is said to be older sister Angela Hudson.
  • As for her reported break-up with John Mayer, a source tells Us it was "mutual" and "extremely amicable," and that the two are still good friends. This source says it was simply "the right time" to split, but other sources have said Perry's upcoming tour played a role: She'll be traveling around the world from May until November and, one of many sources says, "she's stressed about the tour, they've been fighting. It is probably for the best, because she is going to be on tour for forever. Of course this happens all the time, I can't keep track anymore. But for now they are done."
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