An online petition protesting star singer Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” music video over its portrayal of an Allah symbol being obliterated garnered over 61,000 signatures as of Wednesday evening.
According to its organizers, the petition decries the video for being “highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy” and appeals to YouTube to remove it.
In the clip, Perry, dressed as Cleopatra, incinerates a character with a necklace reading “Allah.”
“Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames,” Shazad Iqbal, the 22-year-old UK resident behind the Change.org page, wrote.
Since its release on February 20, the “Dark Horse” video has received over 34 million hits on YouTube.
Perry has yet to respond to the accusations.