The celebrities married in India in a Hindu ceremony, which no doubt they thought kind of cool.
Hindu leaders are protesting the misuse of what is a "sacred rite" in their religion that demands "commitment, devotion, responsibility, sanctity, and morals":
Hollywood was probably impressed that Russell Brand's marriage to Katy Perry lasted an entire 14 months—but Hindu leaders, not so much, the New York Daily News reports. Brand and Perry married in a Hindu ceremony in Rajasthan, India, and as such, "they should have taken marriage more seriously as it is a sacred rite in Hinduism," the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism tells WENN. "If celebrities opt for a Hindu wedding, they should be prepared to adhere to the commitment, devotion, responsibility, sanctity, and morals which are attached to it."-- Newser