The trailer of the next installment of popular Hollywood franchise has offended their religious beliefs, claim Hindu leaders
The new trailer of X Men: Apocalypse has got every movie buff high on excitement. While fans are totally going gaga over the trailer, the film has attracted controversy here in India.
In the trailer of X Men: Apocalypse, the main antagonist is seen comparing himself with Lord Krishna when he says," “I have been called many things over many lifetimes - Ra, Krishna, Yahweh.” This reference of Lord Krishna with evil villain has certainly not gone down well with Hindu leaders across the country.
While many are fuming over this comparison of Lord Krishna to the villian, Hindu leader Rajan Zed took to twitter to express his feelings about the entire issue. According to Rajan Zed, the mere mention of Krishna's name in the movie was wrong and hurtful, let alone comparing the God with evil villain. " Such trivialisation of Lord Krishna, who is highly revered in Hinduism, is quite inappropriate and disturbing to the devotees. Lord Krishna was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines, not for pushing movies for the mercantile greed of filmmakers”, said Zed.
"The inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts for commercial or other agenda is not okay. This is another example of the poor use of Hinduism culture in Hollywood. I suggest that Hollywood executives take some form of training in religious and cultural sensitivity so that they have an understanding of the feelings of audiences and communities when creating new products. We would gladly provide the resources”, read the statement from the Hindu leader.
Will Jennifer Lawrence's X Men: Apocalypse face a ban scare in days to come? Watch out this space for more updates on this controversy!
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