Selena Gomez deleted a photo from her Instagram page after upsetting fans with the pic that showed her flashing her bare ankle in an Abu Dhabi mosque over the holidays.

Selena Gomez Flashes Her Ankle In Mosque

Gomez shared the photo on Dec. 29, after she and her friends took a trip to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Though she was covered, wearing an abaya that covered most of her body and hair, Gomez posed with her leg out, toe pointed, seemingly showing off her bare ankle, something many found offensive to the Muslim religion. In another photo posted to Gomez’s official Instagram profile, she stands with a large group of friends, including Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Shay Mitchell and Cody Simpson, outside the mosque, laughing and making faces. Her ankle is also visible, but it does not appear to be deliberate. Fans also took offense, as making funny faces and laughing or smiling can be considered disrespectful. Gomez has since deleted both photos; however, the group shot can still be found on Jenner’s Instagram page.

Gomez has not commented on her decision to take down the photos, and the controversy didn’t stop her from sharing more fun moments from her trip to Dubai.

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