Thursday 27 February 2014

Katy's Blasphemy

I don't usually bother with pop music videos, but Katy Perry's YouTube video for her new single Dark Horse has caused a furore amongst religious nutters, with the charge of "blasphemy" being hurled at the singer. I thought we should see what the fuss is about. It's all the fault of the props department. While collecting items for the ancient Egyptian theme of the video, someone found a pendant bearing the word "Allah" in Arabic. This is worn by an actor who gets zapped by Perry. "Blasphemy!" screams some loony and sets up an online petition to have the video banned. I have never understood why believers in a ubiquitous, all-seeing, all-powerful deity feel the need to leap to His defence. Surely He can sort His own problems out. No point in believing in Him if He can't. The video is well directed, produces some striking images and I was surprised to find myself enjoying it, despite the singing. CLICK for The Independent.


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