Selena Gomez Defends Wearing Bindi For ‘Come & Get It’ Performances

Wed, April 24, 2013 12:26pm EST by 66 Comments
Selena Gomez Defends Bindi
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Selena has had enough! After facing ongoing controversy surrounding her ‘Come & Get It’ performances, Selena has publicly defended her choice to wear a bindi in a new radio interview on Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran Show’ that aired on April 24. Find out what she had to say below.

Selena Gomez, 20, has been targeted for her artistic freedom, but after an interview with Z100’s Elvis Duran and The Z100 Morning Show, she’s silencing critics by defending her bindi-wearing performances. The starlet first sported the bindi during her Come & Get It performance at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Immediately following the Bollywood-inspired performance, Selena’s bindi came under attack by the Universal Society of Hinduism as she was asked to apologize for the use of their spiritual symbol during her performance.

Selena Gomez Defends The Bindi — Addresses The Controversy

Selena didn’t back down after the religious group’s request and instead performed on The Ellen Degeneres Show and Dancing With The Stars sporting the head decoration. Do you think Selena was right for wearing a bindi?

Selena On Why She Wore A Bindi On TV

While sitting down with Elvis Duran on The Z100 Morning Show on April 24, the talented starlet explained her reasoning behind why she wore the beautiful head art repeatedly in her Come & Get It performances.

“I think the song has that Hindu, tribal feel and I wanted to translate that. I’ve been learning about my chakra and bindis and the culture — it’s beautiful,” said Selena.

Now that Selena has publicly expressed her love for using bindis to provide a culturalized feel to her performances, do you think critics will back off? HollywoodLifers, let us know your opinion in the comments below.

— Brittany Chanel Jackson

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