June 14, 2017

"It was a revelation, it was a reckoning... Gaga and I just looking at each other, and being like, fuck it, we need to touch each other."

Said Katy Perry — describing the scene at the Hillary Clinton election night party — quoted in a long NYT article titled "Katy Perry Woke Up. She Wants to Tell You All About It." The NYT — which does an "expletive deleted" where I've helpfully supplied the "fuck" — informs us that Ms. Perry was "downing drinks" and she "reached out to the nearest person for physical support."

Don't you love it when you're reaching out to the nearest person for physical support and it's Lady Gaga?

Anyway, there's a new Katy Perry. She's rising about fakery:
“All the awards shows are fake,” she said, “and all the awards that I’ve won are fake,” she added, explaining that they don’t represent the audience. “They’re constructs.”

The old Katy Perry wasn’t a construct, she explained, and she isn’t dead. “I didn’t kill her, because I love her, and she is exactly what I had to do then,” she said. “And I’m not a con artist, I didn’t con people, like, that was just me. And this is me now.”
Remember when Nixon said "I am not a con artist"?

28 comments:

Jack Wayne said...

I saw Katy Perry on her first tour as a band in the Warped Tour. It was before she emerged as a construct with her extravagant costumes and dance routines. Her band was really rock and roll and her songs were done in a rock and roll way. She sang without autotune and as really good. She was dressed like a farm wife with boots. Ha!

madAsHell said...

The working title of the album was "Whiteness", but she removed the 'h' 'e'.

BDNYC said...

Katy Perry is attractive and has large breasts. I guess her songs are OK -- whoever produces for her knows what sells. Her voice is just OK, nothing special. She won't be a star after age 35, which means no one will care what she thinks about politics or anything else. Madonna is a mediocre talent who has managed to stay somewhat relevant despite her fading looks, but even she has become quite sad and irrelevant in recent years. Katy Perry is no Madonna.

tcrosse said...

So it's periodic Reconstruction to keep the career on track.

Clyde said...

So her new catchphrase is "I know nothing." Sgt. Schultz could not be reached for comment.

MayBee said...

“I didn’t kill her, because I love her, and she is exactly what I had to do then,”

When you start talking like this about yourself, it's a good indication you've become way to self-involved.

chuck said...

It's a newspaper. It's a women's magazine. It's both. It's the New York Times.

Bob Boyd said...

You're reaching out to the nearest person for support.

The good news, it's Lady Gaga.

The bad news, she's wearing the Meat Dress.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

They tried that butch-haircut-with-lots-of-makeup look on Penny on "The Big Bang Theory" but they wised up pretty fast.

Static Ping said...

Katy Perry's music is hit and miss. She a pretty good pop singer but nothing extraordinary, somewhat similar to Britney Spears whose main draws were her looks and an above average singing voice. Many of her songs and music videos tend to rely heavily on shock value, especially explicit sexual content. A few of her big hits are so mediocre that I have no idea why they are popular. She's pretty much the definition of a manufactured pop star and is, in that regard, about as fake as they come. Maybe this is the real fake Kathy Perry now, for whatever that means.

Bob Boyd said...

What about the touching? I kinda wanted to hear more about the touching.

JLScott said...

Don't you love it when the nearest person reaches out to you for physical support and it's Katy Perry?

Gahrie said...

Millions of teen-aged and twenty something boys now have a new sexual fantasy to dream of.....

The Cracker Emcee said...

Quick, name two people no really gives a shit about...

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...


Pop stars need to reinvent themselves periodically. It's an economic reality. She's just using politics as her excuse.

rhhardin said...

Who is Katy Perry, might be the who what when where and why question.

My own DVD list shows only Lana Perry and Jane Perry, who must be actresses.

Seeing Red said...

She's been around a long time, considering. No wonder why she needs to reinvent herself.

Seeing Red said...

This is after that stupid song and bashing Trump, right? Lolol

Infinite Monkeys said...

Is the new Katy Perry different from the old one? Or is the old one different from the old, old one? I can't tell, but I'm not paying attention.

Infinite Monkeys said...

I'm a bigger fan of Left Shark.

Fernandinande said...

Dunnowhotheyare said “All the awards shows are fake”

They're not fake, but they are meaningless.

Jeff Brokaw said...

Lots of artists/actors/performers are pretty strange people, but Katy Perry strikes me as one of the strangest. Good singer, nice to look at, still kinda weird. Nothing too surprising there, but the main takeaway, as usual, is the way the media normalizes this kind of weirdness and the influence that has on the culture at large.

Matt said...

There's no "real" Katy Perry. The woman being interviewed has fake hair, fake eyelashes and clothes provided someone else. The photographs of her are posed and do not reflect any version of reality. Her videos are filmed on a sound stage somewhere. Her lines are mostly rehearsed and in any event she has said the same thing to 50 other reporters. Her songs are written by someone(s) else.

Katy Perry was not, is not and will never be a real person. There is a real person being interviewed, but in a very literal sense she is not Katy Perry.

Matthew Blaine said...

I won't pick on Katy Perry any more. She said in a recent interview "that God has His hand on me." She seems sincere. We'll see.

J. Farmer said...

Reminds me of Fiona Apple's hilariously self-righteous hectoring during her Best New Artist VMA win back in 1997.

Philosophic Entrepreneur said...

Really nice tits. Too bad about the brain, though.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Sad. Pathetic, really. That's about as much mental effort as I am willing to expend on Katy Perry, though.

Freeman Hunt said...

Who can tell all these white, female popstars apart with their identical makeup?