Man who painted Hindu deity on nude model responds

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 00:00

A man who claims to have painted a depiction of Lord Ganesh on the body of a nude female model, has responded, saying he meant no disrespect by it.

The man, who goes by the Instagram title, "kervyn5", posted on his Instagram page today, "This Bodypaint was done by me with no intentions of offending anyone / I did this for the love of the art /// #freedomofexpression #k5bodyarts".

The picture drew the ire of many after it was posted on the Instagram page of Ayisha Diaz (1 million followers) three days ago, many of whom say it is disrespectful to the Hindu religion.

It remains on Diaz's page today with over 11,700 likes.