A religious group is claiming that Madonna offended Hindus with her performance at last week’s Video Music Awards by continuing to wear a Hindi mark on her head while performing the song “Ray of Light.”
A spokesperson for the World Vaishnava Association says that the mark is a symbol of chastity, harmony and purity, and is designed to show “dedication to God.” The representative also said that because Madonna simulated a sex act and wore a see-through tank top onstage while wearing the mark, she offended both Hindus and Yogis.
A spokesperson for Madonna says that the singer “doesn’t understand why the [WVA] are upset. She didn’t think that she did anything that was insulting. She didn’t want to insult anyone.”
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