The President of Universal Society of Hinduism, Rajan Zed, in a statement, said, ” Lord Vishnu was a highly revered major deity in Hinduism meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be used indecorously or thrown around loosely in reimagined versions for dramatic effects.”
Just out, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos for Fortune pic.twitter.com/44clRlqL34— Nigel Buchanan (@NigelBuchanan2) January 5, 2016
#Fortune‘s Jan 1 intl ed cover juxtaposes #Amazon CEO #JeffBezos as likeness of #LordVishnu, trivializes our venerated deity & is upsetting. — Rajan Zed (@rajanzed) January 12, 2016
— Manu (@solilokeys) January 10, 2016
@anildash @FortuneMagazine er what the fuck — ShawnAlexanderAllen (@aNuChallenger) January 9, 2016CEO of technology firm Stripe, Patrick Collison, protested against the cover and tweeted an image of another publication which did the same blunder.
Fair point, Anil. Apologies to those offended. @anildash — Alan Murray (@alansmurray) January 10, 2016According to Zed, Hinduism was the oldest and third largest religion of the world with over one billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought and it not be taken frivolously.