Members of the Muslim community have criticised the video, calling it blasphemous and demanding for it be removed from YouTube. The video has more than 31 million hits.
A petition on Change.org, launched by Shazad Iqbal of the UK, says “This petition is lodged In (sic) regards to Katy Perry’s music video Dark Horse… The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy.
“At 01:15 (minutes) into the video Dark Horse; a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word Allah, which is the arabic (sic) word for God. Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames.”
On Monday the petition had 44,119 signatures.
One of two possibilities here, either there are a large number of very insecure followers of the Prophet or Katy Perry has been very clever to get those silly followers Islam to help promote her music.
That folks is the nature of popular music today.