Katy Perry plays a man-zapping Cleopatra in her music video, Dark Horse. Although she received praises with her new song and cool Egyptian makeup, the singer is faced with accusations of blasphemy.
One of Katy's suitors is wearing a pendant with 'Allah' inscribed on it, and after she gets displeased with his offers, at 1:15, she melts the man into sand, including the Allah pendant. This enraged many Muslims and accused her of disrespecting God.
A Change.org petition was created to remove the video from Katy's official Youtube channel, KatyPerryVEVO. This attracted over 65,000 signatures, prompting her team to take action. The "Allah' pendant has been edited out of the video, but the man still melts into sand.
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