Selena Gomez’s performance of her new single “Come ‘n’ Get It” at the MTV Movie Awards was met with cheering crowds, but apparently not everyone was entertained.
The 20-year-old star, who sported traditional Hindu garb and the religious bindi symbol on her forehead during Sunday's performance, is under fire this week for her costume, India.com reported on Tuesday.
Officials at the Universal Society of Hinduism are demanding an apology from Gomez, calling her choice of costume “insensitive.” They have requested the star discontinue the use of the garb during her upcoming “Stars Dance” world tour, set to kick off this August.
Hindu statesman, Rajan Zed, called Gomez’s use of the bindi as a fashion accessory inappropriate and disrespectful, citing its ancient role and religious significance. It's also sometimes referred to as the third eye and the flame.
Zed didn't comment on the sexual nature of the star’s lyrics.
Gomez has yet to comment on the requested apology, but did tweet her concerns regarding her MTV Movie Awards performance.
â€” Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) April 14, 2013
“Come ‘n’ Get It” is the first single off Gomez’s fourth studio album of the same name.