Priyanka Chopra talks the bindi, Katy Perry and Selena Gomez.
A traditional Hindu symbol emblematic of female energy and clarity of the third eye, the bindi has become one of the leading fashion accessories among music industry fashionistas. Artists from Katy Perry and Lady Gaga to Azealia Banks and Madonna have rocked this glittering accessory. The exotic look has also been an attraction of controversy. Hindu leaders deem singers insensitive for performing in the accessory.
Sporting the bindi both on and off the stage, Selena Gomez is the latest artist to receive backlash for adopting the accessory. She reignited controversy this past weekend wearing the bindi during an Indian-themed act during her “Come and Get It” performance at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Is the look insensitive? Or is it just a beautiful nod to the Hindu faith? Bollywood singer and stunner Priyanka Chopra, who is making her stateside debut this summer with her single "Exotic" with Pitbull, gives her view on this controversial trend.
What do you think about musicians wearing the bindi for fashion?