Katy Perry Makes Another Offensive Video
Brace yourself for this one.
Katy Perry seems to continually ignore criticism about her indecent costumes that appropriate an array of cultures, because she’s created yet another controversial video.
In the visuals for her latest single “This is How We Do”, the pop star objectifies African-American culture in a number of ways.
First, the singer sports cornrows with gelled down baby hairs and long gaudy nails she labels as “Japanesy.”
Then, she speaks in her ethnic accent, and uses slang terms like “t.h.o.t.”
Did I mention the singer also gnaws on a slice of watermelon throughout the entire three and a half minutes?
She makes all of these offenses while singing about how doing what she does is “no big deal.”
The songstress is a repeat cultural appropriation offender, as she’s insulted at least three different groups in the last year.
Her “Dark Horse” video invasively used an Allah pendant, she dressed in Geisha for an awards performance and she danced with big-booty, big-lipped mummies that rocked huge hoop earrings during a concert.
She address the backlash in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
“As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery. Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T’s wife, Coco. Those girls aren’t African-American. But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that’s why there’s bandages and it’s mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together… It came from an honest place. If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn’t be there, because I’m very sensitive to people.”
If she’s so sensitive, why do her actions continue to raise eyebrows?
I can’t be the only one who liked Katy more when she was belting out tunes about kissing girls and wearing attire that wasn’t so blatantly improper.
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