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Images of Holy Hindu Gods and Goddesses on Converse Shoes – Pictures of Hindu Gods on Shoes

Converse is a shoe company with a history of 100 years; it is currently using images of Holy Hindu Gods and Goddesses which is more than 5000 years old on its All Star Jimi Hendrix brand of Shoes. Take a look at the images of the shoes which are currently available online and you can decide whether it is an insult to the religious sentiments and beliefs of Hindus.

Latest UpdateConverse withdraws shoes carrying images of Hindu deities – Thanks to Houston-based woman Beth Kulkarni

 
We are not writing much because when such things are spotted and a voice is raised against it – the holy secular press and secular people condemn such findings and news articles and those who spotted it or condemned it are branded religious fundamentalists.

Personally I am hurt but I won’t go around burning or creating vandalism - But it would be nice if the product is removed and the usual apology is followed after removal.

Note – we are not linking to the website of converse Shoes as these types of tactics are often used by websites to promote products. After publicity they will publish a usual sorry.

Thanks to Rishi from United Kingdom who spotted it.

Comments

  1. It's also an insult to Jimi Hendrix

    Who wants to be dragged around in the mud after all

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  2. WTF! why are we always taken for granted... HELL

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  3. It should be condemned, will they do it Jesus or Islam? Wait, they just burnt the quaran :)

    Also kick the other commenter out

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  4. act of ignorance and cowerdness, it shows the lack of knowledge and intelligence in the persons involved in producing such an thing.
    they are worth nothing, just IGNORE. If they have produced with the intention of hurting the Hindu sentiments, they are wrong. NO ONE IS GIVING THEM THE rightE TO HURT US , IT IS ONLY THEIR THINKING, they are not important. IGNORE THEM IGNORE THEM

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  5. This is there distributor in India..
    We should raise awareness on this so that they have to shut shop in India at least....
    Winner Sports INDIA
    91-0124-4641269

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  6. They did it again - Protest: Hindu Deities drawn on the shoes by Converse Shoes. Write to your Senator, Congressmen and/or your local politician to stop this immediately. 5 minutes of your time and one postage stamp - we can give this to our DHRMA. Spread the word to every one

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  7. There is another way of looking at it. The wearer is safe in the support of the deities. Of course that does not mean that those who would be offended would not be offended. It is better they are given the feedback. They must have thought that gods on expensive designer shoes would be appreciated by us and thus sales would jump. In their culture they can sit with legs crossed in the presence of elders. In ours if a person's sole is just facing another man's face we deem it as gurutwarahityam and a sin. I think more than insulting us they are just grievously wrong, being illinformed about our cultural peculiarites.

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  8. I sent en e-mail to Converse shoe company, i.e
    Dear Sir/Madam

    Kindly remove this photograph of Bhagwan Sri Krishna from your advertisement,
    it is hurting the sentiments of Hindus,

    kindly do the needful before it is late.

    We worship God & Goddess in temples, homes & in hearts. You draw their pictures in shoes.

    Dont mind but I have to say "what will you feel when I drawn your & your parents's photos on my shoes".
    Please feel it.

    You can not denigrate Muslim's religious symbols, because or their hyper sensitivity about Islam and the fear of Riot.
    But you can do with ''US" because we are mild, nonviolent & intellectual.
    We are not terrorists & human bombs , it does not mean WE are coward. Dont try us.

    Before doing this , please, realize the importance of religion and religious & divine symbols in ours life.
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    They reply me...............

    Dear Raj,


    "Converse designed the Converse Chuck Taylor Jimi Hendrix/Axis shoe to demonstrate our support of music culture and to celebrate the contributions of the global music icon, Jimi Hendrix. With approval of the Hendrix estate, we applied artwork taken directly from the 1967 "Axis: Bold as Love" album cover. The cover art included images of Hindu deities.



    Our ambitions were to honor the music of Jimi Hendrix. It was not our intent to offend Hindu culture by having Hindu deities on footwear.



    We apologize for the unintentional offense and have decided to immediately discontinue the sales of the Jimi Hendrix/Axis shoe on Converse.com"

    Thank you,


    Please let us know if we can assist you further.

    Jessica
    Converse.com
    Customer Service

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  9. OMG why are you lot hatin on this for ? these shoes are KICKASS! stop being so negative , god wouldve loved this,

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  10. NO NEED TO PROTEST! OR COMMENT!!
    THE PRODUCT WILL NOT BE SOLD AS HOT CAKE!
    WHO IS GOING TO PURCHASE HAVE MIND, THINK TWICE WHAT IT IS?
    IT'S NOT A MODERN ART!!!
    WHO BLINDLY PURCHASE... WHAT'S THERE EVERYTHING IN BELIEF ONLY!!
    CLOSE YOUR EYE'S U CAN SEE GOD!!!
    BY SEEING SOMETHING SYMBOLIC IS NOT A GOD!
    IT'S JUST A CLOTH RUBBER PAINT PROTECTING FOOT!
    FOR PUBLICITY, WHO HATE HINDUISM WILL HAVE FUN BY SPENDING HIS OWN MONEY............!!!!

    KEEP COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
    CLOSE YOUR EYE'S U CAN SEE GOD!!!
    LIVE LIKE WISE MEN

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    1. God is in our heart thats true but it does not mean that we should print their symbol on foot.

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  11. this picture should be removed first only then the real sorry will be felt

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  12. one must understand the importance of every religion in this world and think a thousand times before manufacturing such items. hinduism is the most ancient religion in this world and this kinda things must not be done to hinduism atleast

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  13. what does this mean "things must not be done to hinduism atleast "? in your opinion it can be done to Muslim and christian gods

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  14. well done raj...you had done the real job....please remove the photos from internet...before some people take an advantage ...

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  15. Thanks vineeth. Its my duty.
    U said "....please remove the photos from internet...".
    I did not understand on which photos U pointed out. plz reply.

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  16. what the hell is this,,,,,,,, you are using a goddesses pic to promote your product and after that making a public sorry,it strongly hurts our feelings of hindus and i believe of every other culture also because in india there are various cultures and we the people of India respects each other culture very much i strongly criticise this publicity way and i demand the young generation not buy any product of converse company let the company to die with bankruptcy please mind in your heart if i used harsh words and obviously i have used....

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  17. please stop this thing it hearts to indian peoples

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  18. Have seen plenty of T-shirts in India being sold depicting - Jesus - Buddha and also - Hindu Gods - all being sold by Indian people - in a Hindu Holy city - they didnt seem to be remotely bothered - so where the problem????

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