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Hindus Call 'Avatar' a Big Hin-Don't

11/5/2009 2:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

James Cameron's new film "Avatar" may have one of the biggest budgets of all time ... but it also has one big problem -- a group of Hindus are up in arms because they claim the title disgraces their religion.

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The Universal Society of Hinduism and its president Rajan Zed are demanding Cameron put a disclaimer before and after the new 3-D flick saying it has diddly squat to do with the Hindu religion and its concepts ... and the title is just a coincidence.

The concept of "avatar" -- commonly known as incarnation -- is a central theme in Hinduism and prominent Hindus are worried the movie will completely botch it if Cameron doesn't bother to explain himself.

Ironically Cameron's film will reportedly be the biggest ever Hollywood release in India.

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1.

Simone    

zzzzzzzzzzzz

1783 days ago
2.

Patrick Joseph    

Always has to be someone b**ching about something, just shut the F up, you smelly bastards?

1783 days ago
3.

Simone    

It's a complicated situation...

1783 days ago
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Simone    

This movie seems to be very nice. The problem is that in my town there is no movie theater with 3-D technology. So, maybe I will lose the best of it. Hehehehehehe.

1783 days ago
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F. Attorneys    

Hey Rajan, come after the internet. We're up to our third eyes in avatars.

1783 days ago
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Pommiegirl    

Are you frickin kidding me? People just need to stop already with this kind of b.s. It's a movie. It has nothing to do with you. "Avatar" has more than one meaning/use. Get the f*** over it!

1783 days ago
7.

Homer    

All animals are equally sacred, not just cows. If hindus were actually vegetarian, better yet vegan, they wouldn't be SO FAT!
Yoga = good, massaging favourite chakra = also good.

1783 days ago
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Clinton    

This is so very stupid. English nouns quite often have more than one meaning, - sometimes even three or more. The word "avatar" also means "symbol", such as those utilized in blogs, visual signatures, etc. Much ado about absolutely nothing.

1783 days ago
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shuffler    


Not to endorse Hollywood (or Bollywood) in any shape or form, but if I had a dollar for every time someone who can't be entertained opened their (self-important) mouth, I'd have...

...I'd have lots of dollars.
That said, I could be wrong here.

1783 days ago
10.

snickers    

What a bunch of morons.

1783 days ago
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Cali MJ Fan    

Sometimes I agree with the complaints different groups have with movies, or where they ask for disclaimers upfront-- but this one is ridiculous. The internet, gamers and even email sites such as yahoo have avatars. We know it has nothing to do with religion--and so does Zed.

This one is stretching it in my book. Don't cave in Cameron.

1783 days ago
12.

A Person    

Are they gonna complain about Avatar: The last airbender, too?

1783 days ago
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rhbjorn    

Avatar is a common term, and in a western contekst it rarely has anything to do with Hinduism. So these guys will be insulted every time someone uses the term "avatar" in it's common meaning. To me it looks like they need a hobby.

1783 days ago
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KOOKYPEDIA    

balls

1783 days ago
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Kooky Fan    

Listen up you cow worshiping ingrates. FIRST you take de damn jobs, NOW you complain about de damn movie!!!???

Ya'll should just stopyerdamnbitching.

1783 days ago
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