As a long-time Katy Perry fan and apologist, I’m used to her regular bouts of nonsense and frequent floppery, but I swear on my limited edition Smile picture disc vinyl that my girl has been severely testing me these past few weeks.
In the wake of the US election, Katy got herself cancelled for a very poorly-considered tweet. In it, she spoke about calling and texting family members who did not “agree” with Donald Trump‘s defeat, to tell them that she still loved them.
Those people voted for a man who incited violence and didn’t care whether marginalised groups lived or died. THEY should be reaching out FIRST to apologise and that’s the bare minimum before there can be any talk about love and moving forward. https://t.co/a9k8jPZhgF
— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) November 8, 2020
The backlash was swift, and she was accused of being out of touch, displaying white privilege and pandering to the racist and homophobic elements elements of Trump’s support base. This clearly did not stop her, because she’s doubled down on the message in the most bizarre way possible.
Earlier today, Katy Perry shared an infomercial from her dad, preacher Keith Hudson, promoting a t-shirt he designed to promote unity among Americans in the wake of the election.
“Are you tired of the division that is destroying our country?” he asks as a jaunty fiddle tune plays. “Are you sick of losing your family and friends because they just don’t agree with your political views?”
This whole seems like a scheme that Jenna Maroney‘s mother would drag her into, but it really happened, and it’s truly one of the wildest things I’ve ever seen from a pop star.
“Pls delete,” said one fan on Katy’s Twitter, and honestly, that about sums it up:
It gets weirder, though, as a tweet has since gone viral from an account called ‘Angela Hudson‘, who claims that Katy Perry is her sister and that their father hacked the account, while she was busy quarantining with Orlando Bloom and baby Daisy.
Hi! This is Angela, Katy Perry’s older sister. I can confirm that Katy DID NOT tweet this. She unfortunately got hacked my our father and we are currently working on getting the account back and a restriction order. Katy is busy in quarantine at her home with Orlando and daisy ❤️ https://t.co/ziDgZbc4fr
— Angela Hudson (@angiehloveswine) November 27, 2020
A cursory scroll back through Angela Hudson’s old tweets reveals that this person is almost definitely not legit, and is just a Stan account that has decided to pile on to this situation. Similar tweets have since popped up from accounts claiming to be Katy’s brother and her dog:
Hi! This is Nugget, Katy Perry’s dog. I can confirm that Katy DID NOT tweet this. She unfortunately got hacked by her father and I'm currently working on getting her account back! I'll keep you guys informed ❤️ https://t.co/PJeY5x5D0c
— Nugget (@nugget_perryy) November 27, 2020
TBH, for the sake of my own sanity, I’m going to just pretend that she was hacked. I guess Katy’s nonsense is never