Heidi Klum Pulls a Halloween No-No with Hindus
Damn, Heidi Klum, if only you'd worn that Swiss Miss getup!
Project Runway host Klum has caused major controversy with some of America's top Hindu scholars, having posed as super-revered Hindu goddess Kali for Halloween.
"Goddess Kali is highly revered in Hinduism and she is meant to be worshiped in temples," said Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, "not to be used in clubs for publicity stunts or thrown around loosely for dramatic effects.
"Hindus welcome Hollywood and other entertainment industries to immerse themselves in Hinduism, but they should take it seriously and respectfully, and not just use the religion for decoration or to advance their selfish agenda. Casual flirting sometimes results in pillaging serious spiritual doctrines and revered symbols and hurting the devotees," Zed concluded.
Fellow scholars Bhavna Shinde of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and Jawahar L. Khurana of the Hindu Alliance of India concur, calling the portrayal "denigrating."
Reps for Klum did not respond to Celebuzz's request for comment at press time.