February 28, 2014 9:56

Katy Perry edits 'Dark Horse' video after accusations of blasphemy

More than 65,000 people had signed petition claiming that video was offensive to Muslims

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Katy Perry has edited her 'Black Horse' video after more than 65,000 people signed a petition claiming it was blasphemous.

As The Guardian reports, Shazad Iqbal started the petition on Change.org asking for YouTube to remove the video from their site.

The video was deemed offensive for its depiction of Perry, impersonating an Egyptian Queen, shoots a man wearing a pendant with the word 'Allah' on it with lightning and turns him into dust. The scene has now been removed from the video, which you can watch below.

Iqbal, who said he was "thrilled" with the decision to edit the video, said: "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, our voices have been heard."

He added: "I feel that the impact we have made and the total number of signatures obtained does convey just how worthy a cause this is, it is a significant step towards the right direction."

Katy Perry released her fourth studio album, titled 'Prism', in October last year. It was recently rumoured that Perry may team up with Rihanna for a collaboration in the future, and she also hit out at hit out at fellow female musicians for "getting naked".

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