Controversial Image Removed From Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" Video

Posted Thursday February 27, 2014 9:34 PM GMT

Taking notice of some fans' request, Katy Perry has removed the word "Allah" from her "Dark Horse" music video.

After the video came out, U.K. resident Shazad Iqbal started a Change.org petition to get the 29-year-old pop star to remove the image.

Referring to a man being engulfed in flames while wearing a pendant with "Allah" on it, the petition states, "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 believe and the word God in flames."

Alleging that she is promoting blasphemy and using the name of God in a "distasteful manner," the petition grabbed over 65,000 signatures.

On Wednesday, Iqbal announced, "Guys I'm thrilled to let you all know the name of Allah has been removed from the 'Dark Horse' video. We couldn't have done it without everyone's support, so I thank each and every one of you deeply."

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