Singer Katy Perry Offends Audience
Over the weekend, singer Katy Perry joked that dying her black hair blonde was like former President Barack Obama being replaced by Donald Trump. The joke, which took place during an Instagram Live session, didn’t go well with fans.
The 32-year-old was answering questions when she replied, “Oh, someone says, ‘I miss your old black hair,’” she said. “Oh, really? Do you miss Barack Obama as well? Oh, OK. Times change. Bye! See you guys later.”
The singer laughed and then turned to friends for approval.
Major Twitter Backlash For Katy Perry
Fox News reports:
“The “Bon Appétit” singer then started laughing and turned around to look at her friends, seemingly searching for their approval on what she viewed as a humorous comment. “I should leave now,” she said. “OK, you’re cut off,” replied a friend off-camera before the livestream came to an end.”
“Viewers quickly went to Twitter and expressed their criticism over Perry’s commentary.”
Twitter responses included the following:
Hold up #KatyPerry are you HIGH?!?! How was that funny? Yeah she tried it. #GTFOH @EBROINTHEAM
Typical basic racist white beckys. Making unfunny racist jokes while drinking starbucks #katyperry
#KatyPerry should keep Barack Obama’s name out of her mouth… She should however get a dentist to work on those bottom teeth…
Perry Previously Supported Hillary Clinton
Overall, her fan base and the Twitter-verse simply felt like Katy Perry’s joke was offensive and tasteless. One user even wrote that Katy Perry’s “privilege is showing,” after the joke was posted.
The singer was an advocate for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign. So far, she has yet to publicly acknowledge the offensiveness of the joke, much less apologize for her actions.