'X-Men Apocalypse' Trailer Offends Hindu Leaders

Published: 16th December 2015 05:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2015 05:50 PM   |  A+A-


Snip from the movie trailer

The new trailer of X-Men Apocalypse was released last Friday, which stirred controversy in India.

Hindu leaders are offended by a dialogue delivered by the X-Men Villain Apocalypse played by Oscar Issac.

The trailer shows Apocalypse saying, 'I have been called many things over many lifetimes - Ra, Krishna, Yahweh.'

Rajan Zed, Hindu statesman found the usage of Hindu God's name in a movie is hurtful to the devotees, who worship him.

I a reference, he noted that, 'Such trivialisation of Lord Krishna, who is highly revered in Hinduism, is quite inappropriate and disturbing to the devotees. Lord Krishna was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines, not for pushing movies for the mercantile greed of filmmakers.'

Moreover Zed called the director of the film, Bryan Singer to ask him to remove the dialogues or any gesture referring to Lord Krishna from both the trailer and the movie 'X-Men Apocalypse' as it may direct the non-Hindu followers to something inappropriate to the religion.

Zed said, 'The inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts for commercial or other agenda is not okay. This is another example of the poor use of Hinduism culture in Hollywood.'

He said, 'I suggest that Hollywood executives take some form of training in religious and cultural sensitivity so that they have an understanding of the feelings of audiences and communities when creating new products. We would gladly provide the resources.'

The movie 'X-Men Apocalypse' is going to release on 19th May, 2016. It also stars James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence.

Watch the trailer here: