Selena Gomez has won back some Hindu fans.
The singer was criticized by the Universal Society of Hinduism for wearing a bindi during concerts and in her music video for “Come and Get It.” Gomez removed the bindi from the video, which officially premiered last night, and has earned some praise from the Hindu community.
Rajan Zed, the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, said that he was extremely pleased with Gomez’ decision to remove the bindi from her wardrobe.
Gomez hasn’t commented on the bindi controversy since the video made its debut but she did say that she was happy that “everyone” liked the video.
Last month, Gomez defended using the bindi saying that she’s been learning a lot about the Hindu religion and that she thinks that it is beautiful.
Gomez said: “The song kind of has that almost Hindu feel, that tribal feel. I kind of wanted to translate that. Plus, I’ve been learning a lot about my seven chakras and bindis and stuff. I’ve learned a lot about the culture, and I think it’s beautiful. I think it’s fun to incorporate that into the performance.”
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Zed added that if Gomez was serious about exploring Hinduism he would be glad to lead her on her religious journey. Zed said: “(I would) gladly assist, if asked.”