Katy Perry is in her 30s crying because nobody cares about her album’s release. She is crying because Taylor Swift, the snake that she is, is playing chess while Katy is only familiar with checkers. That’s why she is crying. Not because she is empathetic over the fact that she uses Black culture for her personal gain, but because she has run out of reasons to make people feel bad for her and now she is going to try to cry her way through these album sales…. Or lack there of.
I’ve always been a Katy Perry fan, back when she was kissing girls and dating John Mayer. I mean from the beginning I always found it to be kind of weird how she was always old, but her music sounded like teenage pop music, but hey… who am I to judge?
From what I’ve been hearing, her “Whiteness” album hasn’t been selling and now she is going to do what works best for white women… tears. I lied, her album is actually called “Witness”; but I just think “Whiteness” is more funnier and relates )
What bothers me about this entire appropriation situation is not so much the fact that this random middle aged woman is making millions doing the same thing Black women get looked down on. But it’s the fact that people are starting to say she is innovative on hair braiding and baby hair. The other issue I have is the fact that instead of owning up to the fact that she uses People of Color as a stepping stone to sell records and remain relevant, she wants to cry and be educated on how it hurts our community.
Katy knew that rocking corn rows, green hair puffs, and eating a watermelon probably would not go well; yet she did it. She knew that dressing up as a geisha would probably offend some people, and she still did it. She knew that the Dark Horse music video concept would offend some people because of the use of dark magic, yet she still did it.
It’s time we start holding these celebrities accountable for their decision making. If you have the guts to be racially insensitive, then you should be prepared to deal with the harsh reality that the universe is going to stop supporting you (aka the reason why she’s never won a Grammy)
Nonetheless, everybody be positive and have a great day. No matter how crazy the world is right now, don’t allow that to distract you from your purpose.
Peace & Cornbread