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Katy Perry Doesn't Give A F**K! See What She Has To Say About Racism, Fans, Kim Kardashian, & More In Her New Rolling Stone Interview!

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Katy Perry has taken a lot of flack for cultural appropriation.

Not only for her infamous geisha performance at the 2013 AMAs but also for her new mummy dancers on her Prism tour.

But Katy insists that has nothing to do with caricaturing black women as some have suggested. She says she wants to address body issues that have nothing to do with racial boundaries. She says:

"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."

As far as not being allowed to use geishas or mummies, Katy is not about to apologize! In fact, she's offended at the idea she's being told to stick to a concept of American culture. She says:

"I guess I'll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that's it. I know that's a quote that's gonna come to f**k me in the a**, but can't you appreciate a culture? I guess, like, everybody has to stay in their lane? I don't know."

So should Katy be allowed to use themes from other cultures? Or is she being casually insensitive to the peoples of the world? Is it cultural appreciation or appropriation?

What do U think?

Either way, if Katy does lose fans for choosing to dig in her heels here, she seems fine with that. She says:

"I'm not, like, a crazy 'I'm gonna die for my fans' type. Some people are so dramatic about it, and you're like, 'Honestly, you're not the Second Coming. You're just an entertainer!'

I'm very grateful for fans' support, but I'm not thirsty or desperate."

Maybe it's a lot to ask for her to die for her fans. But is Katy really not worried about offending them?

[Image via DC5/WENN.]

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7 comments to “Katy Perry Doesn't Give A F**K! See What She Has To Say About Racism, Fans, Kim Kardashian, & More In Her New Rolling Stone Interview!”

  1. Lola says – reply to this


    People need to stop being so dramatic about everything. As an Asian American I was not offended by her performance. I thought it was beautiful. Everyone needs to chill out and stop taking everything negatively and just enjoy it. GEEEEEEeeeeeeezzzz!!

  2. X says – reply to this


    I agree with her about cultural appropriation and people being too sensitive these days, but didn't Katy upset one time about people using religious imagery in music videos?

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    Re: X – Yes she certainly did. It was during her Teenage Dream era. She dissed Lady Gaga and Madonna for using religious themes along with sex in there music videos. She said something along the lines of not understanding why sex and religion should be mixed. Now she is basically stepping her toe on the line and will probably do the same thing. I like some of her music but her live performances are not visually appealing to me.

  4. licca says – reply to this


    Perry says it’s a social commentary & simultaneously dismisses other's comments as oversensitive and invalid? Perry panders to the male audience too using her body to sell her products and music. At least Kardashian and Coco own up to their image. Katy believes shes on some type of moral highground. Like shes in the position to make observations about people's actions (esp what adult women choose to do with their bodies), then tells people who are essentially giving her a taste of her own medicine, to back off?

  5. licca says – reply to this


    The WORST type of racist is someone who doesn’t realize they are racist, then defends their racist actions. Like, what a fucking brat, “wahh my white culture’s not interesting enough, and I cant rely on my boobz anymore because Ive judged other women too much, let me wear your culture like a costume for my next show, but IM NOT DESPERATE!” Katy Perry is a fucking plague. She spreads awful, misguided, phony, shitty music and infects youth with it and she has all the $ on her side to grow and spread and prosper like a cancer until there’s no stopping her. You don’t have to be the second coming to have a deep effect on the people that consume your “art” you are influential enough to really get inside the mind of a REAL 12 year old. And you’re not sensitive to people when you’re wearing geisha costumes, singing about men being “so gay” as a (-), and chant, “it’s not what good girls do” What so only straight girls are good girls? Katy Perry! Fuck you!

  6. KC says – reply to this


    Re: anewlow – Yeah, I'm assuming her perspective changed right after she sold her soul for the almighty dollar.

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    Re: Lola – I am also an Asian American. I was not offended by her performance but I did not appreciate it. It was ALL kinds of messed up. Appreciate a cultre but get ti right. She had chinese and japanese things all mixed up. I have a second level degree in Japansese classical dance, so I did not appreciate all the mix ups and hokey looking makeup. Like I said - appreciate a way - but GET IT RIGHT!