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    Posted on 3 Jul 2015

    Parsis In Kolkata Have Filed A Lawsuit Against A Snoop Dogg Music Video

    "King" features Snoop smoking up in front of a sacred Zoroastrian symbol with a bunch of scantily clad dancers.

    On June 1, Iranian artist Amitis released the music video for her track "King," featuring rapper Snoop Dogg.

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    The video has Snoop smoking up on a throne beneath a sacred Zoroastrian symbol, the Faravahar.

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    It also features a number of scantily clad women dancing and smoking in front of the symbol.

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    The video has not been received well by the Parsi community and the artists have come in for some intense mockery online.

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    The Parsi Zoroastrian Association of Kolkata has also filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Calcutta High Court against companies associated with the video for offending religious sentiments.

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    "Not only does the video feature stripper poles and skimpily clad women smoking hookah in front of the Faravahar but also stars Snoop Dogg sitting on a throne underneath it," the petition read. "The video is insensitive towards the religious beliefs of one of the oldest monotheistic religions in the world."

    In addition to seeking a court order banning the video, an online petition addressed to Snoop Dogg and Amitis is up on Change.org, asking them to take down the video and tender an apology.

    The artists are yet to comment on the controversy.

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