One month after receiving Twitter backlash for grabbing an 18-year-old's butt on the red carpet, Perry is facing the internet's wrath once again for her "culturally disrespectful" Instagram post.
Earlier this week, the singer uploaded a photo of the Indian goddess, Kali, to Instagram with the caption: "Current mood."
The problem: Perry is not Hindu, and the nonchalant caption implies that the significance of Kali — who is regarded as a divine protector — is lost on her.
Perry's followers immediately slammed her for posting the insensitive, meme-like photo.
"Posting this pic of our beloved Mother Goddess Kali with such [an] irresponsible statement is totally wrong and hurting sentiments of your many Indian fans," one commenter wrote. "I really didn't expect this from an icon like you."
They accused Perry of taking an image of a revered goddess and then carelessly using it to "represent" her mood.
Fans felt the post disrespected and appropriated Indian culture.
Interestingly enough, Perry has always had a rather peculiar fascination with the Hindu religion.
Her 2010 wedding to now ex-husband Russell Brand took place in the north Indian state of Rajasthan. According to The Telegraph, it was a distinctly Hindu ceremony — complete with scripture readings by a Hindu "pandit."
However, in a 2013 interview with Marie Claire, Perry attested, "I'm not Buddhist, I'm not Hindu, I'm not Christian."