In­dian re­li­gious group un­leashes writ on Snoop Dogg video

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

SNOOP Dogg has be­come em­broiled in a le­gal bat­tle in In­dia as mem­bers of a re­li­gious group fight to ban his new mu­sic video.

The rap­per ap­pears along­side Ira­nian pop star Ami­tis Moghad­dam in the promo for their col­lab­o­ra­tion King, and in the video, he is seen sit­ting on a throne smok­ing what ap­pears to be a mar­i­juana joint. The video also fea­tures pole dancers and semi- naked men, as well as a sym­bol called the far­ava­har, a sa­cred icon of Zoroas­tri­an­ism – an an­cient re­li­gion from Iran which has a fol­low­ing in mod­ern- day In­dia, and mem­bers of a Zoroas­trian group are protest­ing against its use in the clip.

Mem­bers of a Parsi Zoroas­trian civil group in Cal­cutta, In­dia have filed a pe­ti­tion with a lo­cal court ask­ing for the video to be banned, al­leg­ing the stars have been “in­sen­si­tive” to their re­li­gious be­liefs.

They are ask­ing for the promo for be re­moved from YouTube and other video shar­ing sites such as Vevo.

A hear­ing in the case is sched­uled for July 17.

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