Selena Gomez performed her new song “Come & Get It” in a custom Sari by Marco Marco at last night’s MTV Movie Awards — which honors the latest and greatest in Marvel comic book franchise movies — where she was simultaneously the best dressed and worst bedazzled.
Gomez, who is roughly the same age as most girls when they join the Girl Scouts prerequisite Indian Princess, donned a bindi, the symbol of a different kind of Indian princess, for her performance. Many were not amused.
Ew Selena Gomez wearing a bindi and not having enough talent to excuse cultural appropriation #mtvmovieawards
— melissa wolf (@1nglouri0us) April 15, 2013
Selena Gomez, take that bindi of your head, cultural appropriation is not cute. And neither is your singing.
— Neesh. (@therealanisha) April 15, 2013
It’s been a whirlwind year for Gomez, who played a sort-of religious college student in the Gucci Mane star-vehicle Spring Breakers. Gomez also joked with David Letterman earlier this year about making Justin Bieber cry.