Hollywood actor and singer Selena Gomez recently faced the outrage of the Desi Twitterati after her picture from a recent collaboration went viral for all the wrong reasons.
The former Disney star was seen had collaborated with the famous sports brand Puma for their SG x PUMA AW19 Fall/ Winter 2019 collection in which, the singer donned a sporty attire and was captured standing on a couple of books.
Since books are considered holy and a source of knowledge and wisdom in India, many Indians tweeted expressing displeasure and called the singer insensitive and disrespectful.
#SGxPUMA AW19 drops this Sunday. 👀 @selenagomez pic.twitter.com/3Otyhepu72
— PUMA (@PUMA) November 26, 2019
Here are some of the reactions:
Don’t step on books, for Hindus books are holy object and we worship them…
— Kalari Yodhha (@KYodhha) November 29, 2019
When they said books are the ladder to knowledge they did not mean this !!
— vinita_nigam (@vinita_nigam) November 29, 2019
PUMA is a sport brand and someone needed out of context books to disrespect for this shot? As props? Think, Puma. We book-lovers dont approve.
— Like a prawn who yawns at dawn! (@CherryColaZing) November 29, 2019
please don't stand on the books
— maya (@speelymay) November 28, 2019
@PUMA such disrespect for books!
— Rajiv N (@I_Love_Mumbai_2) November 29, 2019
Such apathy for learning, knowledge and books….
Such insensitivity to the process of seeking and imparting knowledge…
Such gross disrespect…
— Faqeer (@sameer_verma_) November 29, 2019
The 27-year-old sensation was also in news recently after she gave her first live performance in two years at the 2019 American Music Awards.
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