Kim Kardashian is being slammed as disrespectful by members of the Hindu religion for flaunting earrings featuring the sacred “Om” symbol — in a steamy photoshoot.
The reality TV queen posted images of herself lounging on a bed while sporting the oversize silver hoops, heavy makeup and a sheer red outfit on Twitter last week — sparking criticism that she’d reduced the spiritual symbol to a fashion accessory.
“MY RELIGION IS NOT YOUR AESTHETIC WTF,” one observer bashed in the comment section of the May 23 tweet.
Another fumed, “STOP CULTURAL APPROPRIATION OF INDIAN CULTURE!!!”
In the Hindu religion, the om symbol represents “ultimate reality” and is worn to express devotion to the religion. The word itself is often chanted before Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain ceremonies.
Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, said it was “deeply trivializing” for the star — who identifies as Christian — to commercialize it.