Perry had a strange response to a fan's comment on her hair.
Just after releasing her new single with Migos, Katy Perry seems to have sabotaged herself. A video of the pop singer making a questionable joke involving Barack Obama has been greeted with criticism on Twitter.
In what appears to be an Instagram session, a newly blonde Perry responds to a fan's suggestion that they miss her "old black hair" with a mocking sob, "Oh really? Do you miss Obama as well? Okay, times have changed. Bye."
A conscious activist in America, Katy Perry said this. Is she woke or just crazy?— Eric Okafor (@KneWKeeD) April 30, 2017
It's not entirely clear what Perry meant to say with the comparison, but with America currently faced with a Trump presidency that's already off to a dispiriting start, it seems like a strange time to mock someone for not accepting the "change" that came with Obama's departure. As someone who has recently begun to refer to themselves as an "activist," it seems more curious.
Read some responses from Twitter below.
Katy Perry just committed career suicide https://t.co/vdF3bllFxj— austin (@imaustinbye) April 30, 2017
Sometimes when I think that the world is an awful place, I remember that Barack Obama has more Grammys than Katy Perry, and I feel better.— Steph (@stphfrndz) April 30, 2017
honestly why y'all let Katy Perry be a thing beyond Teenage Dream i'll never understand pic.twitter.com/kmiIEyZSVm— Buzzcut Barbie (@NickNBeauty) April 30, 2017
Katy Perry every time she says something problematic pic.twitter.com/6lGYxJi1dd— charlie 🍓 (@zzoltarspeaks) April 30, 2017
Welp And There Goes Katy Perry's Career 🚮 https://t.co/Ot9a6O5fnZ— Youth Media® (@YugenCreations) April 30, 2017
good afternoon to everyone except katy perry— bri (@imbribtw) April 30, 2017
Katy Perry. Cancelled. April 30th 2017. https://t.co/nVHDQYSRnr— Black MagIIc (@jovie2fresh) April 30, 2017
Katy Perry BEEN CANCELLED— Bane (@IntenseDesire) April 30, 2017
Things woke activist queen @katyperry did recently 😍— Cody ✨ (@codyspearz) April 26, 2017
-didn't support Kesha
-mocked Britney's 2007 breakdown
-collaborated with homophobes
Not Katy Perry pretending to be a woke activist then making an insensitive joke comparing her hair to Obama pic.twitter.com/uex3jZ8orS— #1 snake stan (@slitherswift) April 30, 2017
Listen to "Bon Appetit," Perry's new collab with Migos, here.