These leggings are stunning, but offensive to many Hindus. But it’s art; it’s fashion. Has religious PC gone too far? Think of the number of western style T-shirts which have pictures of Jesus on them. Will fashion designers be forced to eliminate all possibly “religious” imagery from their work? Where does it end?
SEATTLE — A group calling themselves “Perturbed Hindus” is urging the world’s largest online retailer to stop carrying sets of women’s leggings that feature a variety of Hindu gods.
The group argues 11 women’s leggings sold on Amazon.com, which depict Hindu gods and goddesses in bright colors, are disrespectful.
“Hindu gods and goddesses were highly revered in Hinduism and were meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be worn around one’s legs, crotch and hips,” the group said.
Rajan Zed, a Hindu elder statesmen and the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged Amazon.com to offer a formal letter of apology and discontinue selling the pants immediatly. Hindus are for free artistic expression and speech as much as anybody else if not more, Zed said, but faith was something sacred and attempts at trivializing it hurt the followers.
The leggings are priced between $30-$62.
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