Topmodel Heidi Klum had an invitation to a halloween-party. What to wear? You want to dress up a bit scary. Sara Palin is an excellent choice of course, but somebody like Heidi would naturally also want to look good.
Hey, her secretary said: ”why not dress up as a Hindu goddess?” A scary one? And so Heidi dressed up as Kali.
Kali is a really cool powerful goddess, and I think Heidi looks fabulous!
So you’d think: cool! Well done! But Noooooo! Of course, as is usual in today’s world. people are ”shocked”, ”upset” and ”insulted”. America’s (!) leading Hindu’s demand an apology!!! (I think they are jealous because she looks so good as Kali!)
Nevada-based (!!!) Hindu priest Rajan Zed, in a statement issued Monday, demanded the supermodel tender a public apology for dressing up as goddess Kali.
Goddess Kali is highly revered in Hinduism and she is meant to be worshipped in temples and not to be used in clubs for publicity stunts or thrown around loosely for dramatic effects. Casual flirting sometimes results in pillaging serious spiritual doctrines and revered symbols and hurting the devotees.
The scholar demands Heidi apologises for a public apology for posing as a sacred figure.
You know I can’t hear the word ”scholar” anymore, without going all: ”Aaaah, Pfffff, am not going to take anything serious!”
The whole concept of scholarship has been completely hollowed out for me. I’d as soon believe anybody I meet instead of a scholar, of any religion!
It is not as if impersonating Kali is unusual, in Bengal children and adults dress up as Kali in festivals, as in other parts of the Hindu world.
And why, oh why, should anybody get upset about what a simple model likes to wear on a Hollywood party????????? Have I missed out on something? Have we achieved Worldpeace? Solved Worldhunger? Put an end to poverty? Have we stopped women from being abused and raped all over the world? Have we got the cures for AIDS and Cancer? Is it that I don’t read enough newspapers?
Please, scholars of the world: Get your priorities straight!