Selena Gomez is finding out how tolerant the “religion of peace” is after she flashed her ankle in a picture on Instagram while at the mosque in Abu Dhabi. The resultant furor forced her to take the picture down.
Selena Gomez has been having a grand time in Dubai. She’s been sharing Instagram shots of herself and pals, including Kendall Jenne and model Gigi Hadid.
But she’s been at swirling in controversy for sharing an Instagram photo of herself in a mosque – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, flashing her ankle and smiling.
That’s a no-no, notes Billboard. Both acts in a mosque — showing off a bare ankle and laughing or smiling — are considered signs of disrespect in the Muslim culture.
Some Internet commenters quickly pointed out the problem, prompting Gomez to delete the photo.
And USA Today is so scared of the religion of peace that they didn’t even post the picture but told readers to go to other website to see it!
Or maybe this is what they’re really upset about:
Selena Gomez sparks anger for displaying her ankle and Bacon ❤ tat during visit to Abu Dhabi mosque. >_> pic.twitter.com/Ki0VKtbEb5
— mrbunnylamakins (@mrbunnylamakins) January 1, 2015