Katy Perry may be many things, but racist is not one of them. It is getting unbearable, this game of political correctness is beyond out of control. Katy Perry was slammed as a racist after her performance for the American Music Awards the other night. Why?, because she had a Japanese theme to her number and she dressed up like a Geisha, even wearing socks! Has the populace truly become that sensitive?
So the PC spies were quick to call her out, like this agent Jesse David Fox, from Vulture.com. Obviously wrestling with his own issues, he did a write up of Perry’s opening number and said "In an effort to recalibrate our collective racism radar, which has been getting overtaxed at music award shows as of late: Was Perry’s Great Wave of Japanese signifiers offensive, simply stereotypical, or harmlessly deferential in an inert Katy Perry maximalist way?" His racism radar is “overtaxed” because of two earlier performances he felt were racially biased.
Cosmopolitan’s website had a string of sheeple living under the fear of the PC Police (mostly young female fans) who tweeted their abhorrence of Katy’s blatant “racist” performance. Of course, when folks are defending their fave pop queen’s title, things get nasty. Someone tweeted a compilation photo of Lady Gaga’s “racist” themed costumes. CAT FIGHT!
Typical of the holier-than-thou media, they jump Katy’s number for this high profile show, but constantly miss truly uncalled for statements by the likes of Azealia Banks for her truly race-baiting comments. One would think her recent comment about the Stone Roses, "Fuck those old saggy old white niggas" is far more racist than a mis-matched Geisha costume. Then she continued with wishing them “…nothing but excrement and death”.
Lauryn Hill’s recent rant about “racism” is pretty…well, racist in itself (or at best ignorant). Not paying your taxes is what got her in trouble, not some racist agenda.
Julie Chen, of the TV talk show The Talk, said she thought Perry’s performance was “a beautiful.nod to Asian culture”. However, her loudmouthed co-star Sheryl Underwood had to preface Chen’s comment with “Don’t put our people into this…they always wanna put black people into somethin’. this is not about us.”
Guess the racism radar is selective in its sensitivity.
C’mon folks, there are better ways to spend time than being on constant RACISM surveillance. Get over it. Let the music play and have some fun!