Katy Perry has a brand new album to promote, but with “Witness” receiving an underwhelming aggregate score of 51/100 on Metacritic, it’s awfully handy that interviewers can fall back on politics.
Perry, 32, isn’t new to politics, having literally performed at a campaign event in 2012 wearing a latex dress adorned to look like a ballot with the Obama/Biden box penciled-in. Campaigning for Hillary Clinton, though, was likely a lot more work that either Perry or Clinton expected, with Perry knocking on dormitory room doors in the closing days trying to seal the deal with younger voters.
Like many of those younger voters, Perry seemed to have been broadsided by the fact that your candidate doesn’t always win — and that’s when she really decided to get serious about politics. She’d like to share her thoughts on being “woke,” if you wouldn’t mind.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 14, 2017
— a whole tiddy (@xanaxstew) June 14, 2017
— drew breakey (@drewbreakey) June 14, 2017
UMmmmmm….. no thanks.
— Tiffany Larsen (@TiffanyLLarsen) June 14, 2017
— Cinematic Rabbit (@CinematicRabbit) June 14, 2017
— Kensington Slate (@SlateKensington) June 14, 2017
woke up on 225,000 threadcount sheets. Who cares
— [error] (@File__Not_Found) June 14, 2017
Can she go back to sleep? Not news or interesting.
— BaroqueBanjo (@Baroque_Banjo) June 14, 2017
There is one interesting tidbit in the massive piece: her memory of hearing that Hillary Clinton wasn’t on her way to the Javits Convention Center to give her victory speech, a moment she described as “traumatizing.”
Tell her to get a blog.
— Rob Simons (@robsimons24) June 14, 2017
"Excuse me sir. Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior Woke?" pic.twitter.com/00b1SPt6vR
— Erez Semaría (@ErezSemaria) June 14, 2017
Seems like Katy Perry had fun going off the deep end and now wants to be normal again. Stopped caring for her a while ago. #ruined
— Robert Walker (@plymouthduster6) June 14, 2017
I think you mean her sales dropped and she found a new thing to get attention.
— Not Even Snarkin (@N7IRL) June 14, 2017
— Own Your Wallet ? (@OwnYourWallet) June 14, 2017
So sorry Katy, but we've reached our limit of listening time allotted for elitist vacuous pop stars this year, try again later!
— Harry Gato (@harrygato) June 14, 2017
I'm going back to sleep. I want to tell you about it.
— Totally Pasted (@TotallyPasted) June 14, 2017
This interview’s not even worth reading for a cheap laugh. Sorry, New York Times, but once Perry went on video with DeRay Mckesson to atone for her past sin of cultural appropriation, there were no more sharks left to jump.
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Katy Perry reveals some specifics of her revolution, starting with a donation to Planned Parenthood https://t.co/Z286D0DTEJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 12, 2016