Tuesday, July 07, 2015

In India, Rapper, Singer and YouTube Sued For Insulting Zoroastrianism

According to yesterday's Los Angeles Times, in India a Parsi civic organization has filed a public interest lawsuit against rapper Snoop Dogg, Iranian pop singer Amitis Moghaddam, YouTube and other defendants for insulting their Zoroastrian religion.  The suit, filed in a court in the city of Kolkata, seeks to have a musical video featuring the celebrities banned because of its use of a giant gold Faravahar, the winged disc that is a respected symbol of Zoroastrianism.  The three-and-a-half minute video for the song King shows Snoop Dog on a throne under the Farvahar smoking weed, and shows Moghaddam dressed as a Persian queen lying under the Farvahar being fanned by  two scantily clothed men.