Hindu Leaders Not Happy With Katy, Russell

Couple should have taken Hindu marriage seriously, says one
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2012 9:22 AM CST
Katy Perry, Russell Brand Divorce Angers Hindu Leaders
In this Jan. 30, 2010 photo, Katy Perry and Russell Brand arrive at the annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala presented by The Recording Academy and Clive Davis at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly, Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Hollywood was probably impressed that Russell Brand's marriage to Katy Perry lasted an entire 14 months—but Hindu leaders, not so much, the New York Daily News reports. Brand and Perry married in a Hindu ceremony in Rajasthan, India, and as such, "they should have taken marriage more seriously as it is a sacred rite in Hinduism," the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism tells WENN. "If celebrities opt for a Hindu wedding, they should be prepared to adhere to the commitment, devotion, responsibility, sanctity, and morals which are attached to it."

Meanwhile, Perry and Brand are either "happy, sad, relieved, sideswiped, or depressed on any given day," depending on which article you read, writes Luke Malone on Jezebel. Case in point: The Sun claims that Perry is crying on Rihanna's shoulder in the wake of her split while Brand is doing "all right." But the Mirror has Perry partying quite happily with a "mystery man" on New Year's Eve as a sad Brand spent the evening alone. For more, click to relive the couple's lavish Hindu wedding—or check out which other celebrities have made Rajasthan sad. (Read more Katy Perry stories.)

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