Posts tagged katy perry
Posts tagged katy perry
This is why I absolutely fucking hate Katy Perry. Didn’t she recently claim to be an ally to the gay community? Yet at the same time, she not only uses the slur “tranny” but uses it to describe herself in costume mode. Because trans people don’t face constant oppression and can just take a day off when it gets to be too much for them to deal with. They don’t have to be a full on trans person every day of their life, right? It’s just a fun thing to do for a few hours when your schedule isn’t too hectic. And it’s only about being wacky and crazy right? It’s just a role to play rather than the real lives of thousands of people who struggle with constant casual oppression from ignorant fucks like you.
I understand that people like Lady Gaga have made it trendy to promote LGBT right and you might not get as far as a pop artist without supporting the gay community. But honestly, Katy, at this point I might respect you more if you just owned up to being a homophobe and a transphobe. One who has a track record of using gay/trans as, at worst, a slur and at best for exploitation because they legitimately are repulsively uninformed and uncaring about the rights and well being of other human beings. Just admit it and be done with it. Your hypocrisy sickens me.
There are not enough middle fingers in the world to express my rage…
How does Russell have sex with someone so openly repulsive? (I have a small crush on him…it’s the beard + the big hair + the tight pants. I just…my panties melt)
[Trigger warning for discussion of rape culture]
I’d like to begin by saying that “E.T.” is undoubtedly one of the worst songs I have ever heard and is a sure sign of the decadence of the mainstream music.
Moving on, the song is about a woman who falls in love with an alien. Yup, she’s attracted to an extra-terrestrial. The song also features Kanye West and a few of the lines he raps struck me as problematic:
Tell me what’s next, alien sex
I’ma disrobe you, then I’ma probe you
See I abducted you, so I tell ya what to do
I tell ya what to do, what to do, what to do.
Here’s the issue. First, the verse describes a scene that’s very common in sci-fi movies. The victim (in this case, the woman) is lying down on a cold, metal operating table with the alien leaning over her and doing what he wishes.
This entire verse is glorifying rape. The woman has been abducted, is being “disrobed and probed”, and, as Kanye so eloquently adds, must do anything her kidnapper tells her. The verse is, in my opinion, vividly depicting rape but the music industry sees nothing wrong with this.
This song is a perfect example of rape culture and how it exists in every aspect of our lives.
I can’t say I expected great, life-changing music from Katy Perry, but I certainly didn’t anticipate triggering descriptions of rape.