Is Katy Perry the new queen of controversy? She's been getting a lot of backlash recently for her new style, and people are claiming she's copying the likes of Internet-famous female rapper Brooke Candy. There's even a hashtag #StopKatyPerry.
As a member of the Internet, sure, it's a bit annoying when someone that famous is stealing from subculture. But it's also bound to happen. Think back to Rihanna using Seapunk visuals for "Diamonds" on SNL.
As for Katy Perry, she's also been called out for the use of Egyptian icons in her "Dark Horse" music video as well as dressing like a geisha at the AMAs. When asked about all the controversy, she replied "As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery. Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T's wife, Coco. Those girls aren't African-American. But it's actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that's why there's bandages and it's mummies…"
"It came from an honest place…I guess I'l just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that's it," she went on, "I know that's a quote that's gonna come to f*** me in the ass, but can't you appreciate a culture? I guess, like everybody has to stay in their lane? I don't know."
Whoa. The new Rolling Stone issue will be out Friday, August 1.