Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” video has been reedited to remove a quick scene that has generated outcry among some in the Muslim community.
The scene in dispute showed a suitor being disintegrated, along with a pendant he was wearing that spelled out “Allah” (the Arabic word for “God”).
A Change.org petition posted by Shazad Iqbal of Bradford, England, lobbied for YouTube to remove the video. But it was reedited to digitally remove the Allah medallion, and that version is now posted on YouTube and Vevo.
“The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy,” the petition stated.