featured, MUSIC — April 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm

To Bindi or Not to Bindi


Selena Gomez has captured well  a Middle Eastern feel in her song, ‘Come & Get It,’ but many feel that she overdosed  her act during her appearance at an awards show by adorning an Indian Bindi on her forehead .That was just an embellishment for the singer in question but critics opined that Bindi is a religious symbol worn by Hindu women only .It is their cultural thing ,not ours said her opponents. The followers of the religion claim that Bindi and its application is a pristine tradition which has religious and spiritual significance . It symbolizes the third eye and also the fire/flame .To use it as a fashion statement is putting their religious values down. For the act ,Selene owes an apology’

Although Selene is being criticized harshly by the press and media yet she has not responded to the controversy.

It is worth mentioning that Madonna and Gwen Stefani of No Doubt  have sported Bindis in numerous videos and performances in the past and they have been applauded for the style transformation.