Katy Perry compares her hair situation to ‘missing Barack Obama’…??

Here’s an Instagram of Katy Perry posing at Anna Wintour’s pre-Met Gala dinner last night. Katy is one of the chairs of this year’s Met Gala, and she’s performing some of her new music at the event, which… I feel sorry for those attendees, because Katy sort of sucks as a live performer.

I am interested in seeing what Katy wears – I bet she’ll get to wear vintage Commes des Garçons – just as I’m interested in seeing how different she looks with her increasingly short hair. Katy has spent the past few months going progressively shorter and blonder, taking a page of both Miley Cyrus and Scarlett Johansson’s books. Anyway, when some fan complained about Katy’s current hair situation, Katy “clapped back” and now people are really mad at her.

She says to the camera, “Oh, someone says, ‘I miss your old black hair.’ Oh, really? Do you miss Barack Obama as well? Oh, OK. Times change. Bye! See you guys later.” At first I was like… do people think this is racist? Is it racist? No, it’s not racist. Right? I feel like I’m missing a piece of the controversy. Katy is being rude, she’s being really dumb, but is it offensively dumb? Not really. Mostly I’m irritated because she compares a fan missing her old hair color to “missing the time when we had an elegant, thoughtful, intelligent president in office.” She’s being stupid but not offensively so.

Photos courtesy of Getty, Instagram.

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  1. Nicole says:

    I think people find it the latest in the string of dumb and insensitive comments. No it’s not racist. It’s thoughtless

    • Froggy says:

      Exactly. She’s thoughtless. i figured she’d think more after her obnoxious Britney comment.

      • Yira says:

        I always found it very suspicious that a self proclaimed outspoken feminist had absolutely nothing to say when her idol/mentor/fav producer Dr. Luke was repeatedly accused of rape/harassment and basicly being an all around jerk. Guess she’s only outspoken when it doesn’t impact her bank account.

      • Dex and Destruction says:

        I’m curious to know if Katy even realizes how offensive the Britney comments were. I imagine she’s aware people didn’t respond well to what she said but could care less.

    • Jenni says:

      Here’s the thing. I have read many times in the past few years that behind that bubbly and colorful facade she is an extreme ignorant and an extreme asshole. Now when her career is slowing down and people are more sceptical about her she just can’t hide her nastiness so easily.

      • llc says:

        I absolutely buy this.

      • Anna says:

        A lot of black Twitter are offended because for years there have been rumours of her calling celebs the n word but no one seems to want to publicize it because she’s a big pop star. It’s not the most racist or offensive thing in the world but if her “comeback” about black hair is to bring up an amazing black leader, it just shows how ignorant she is

    • HeidiM says:

      Seems to me like she learned her sense of humour from John Mayer while they were together. Remember he was trying to be funny with his David Duke C0ck joke too.

  2. KJA says:

    It’s just not funny, is it? And also doesn’t really make much sense? I’m not offended, just not amused. I have very little time for her these days

  3. Nancy says:

    Not racist, in our ever growing pc society, people always go there. I think she’s just annoyed that her hair looks so bad that she’s getting an attitude. No worries KP, hair grows back and extensions can be your friend.

    • ash says:

      @ Nancy — 2 things

      I dont know if its ever growing pc society or just more white and men people (lol) showing out on they’re true feelings in the guise of (aw man it was a joke) and society is not tolerating any longer….

      And you’re right…. katy is getting an attitude bec that ISH is bad :/

      • Nicole says:

        PC society aka we no longer tolerate racism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, etc.

  4. Odell says:

    I’m probably the only one here but I never liked her… I don’t know what it is but I just find her unlikeable.

    • CariBean says:

      You’re not alone. 🙋

    • attackofthekb says:

      I concur. I have never liked her and felt like an outcast for thinking that way. I just can’t with her. She’s exhausting and try hard. The only song I liked of hers was Firework but only the version from Glee by Lea Michelle and I don’t even like LM.

    • Erinn says:

      I never have, either. I think she’s not very intelligent, and a mean girl. But lately she’s been saying a lot of the ‘right’ things and involving herself in some good causes (which- good for her, not shade on that part) and it’s really just about image for her. She does a song about how mindless pop music is, then follows it with a mindless pop song about basically being a piece of meat and a buffet for dudes. So I don’t know – I guess she can claim it’s done ironically, or to make a point, but I think she’s kind of going through an image crisis at the moment. She doesn’t know what she wants to do or be.

    • Megan says:

      I took my niece to a Katy Perry concert. To say she “sort of sucks” live is the height of politeness. The producers of her albums and videos really earn their money.

  5. Shambles says:

    Just dumb.

    I think she was trying to be witty but it just makes zero sense, especially because she went balls to the wall for HRC. If she was a Trumpster it would make more sense.

    • Brittney B says:

      I know, it was completely off-brand for her to make light of the current administration as a simple “times change, lol”.

  6. Crackfox says:

    What does she even mean?!

    You guys hear about her N-bomb situation?

    This woman is such a tone deaf jackass.

  7. Elisa the I. says:

    A while back I saw a documentary on her career and
    a) she is not the brightest bulb out there and
    b) she came across as pretty self-centered

    However, I absolutely adore her short, blond hair. It makes her eyes pop and suits her face way better than that awful Morticia style.

  8. Lafawnda says:

    I don’t think what she said is racist. Stupid and not funny, yes. I cannot stand her. I wish she would go away.

  9. Ayra. says:

    To add, The Weeknd’s music producer came out on twitter with a good ol’ “I told you so”. It allegedly turns out that back in 2013, while he was partying in Paris with Katy and several other people, she had no issue saying the n word to him and his friends, even when he told her it made him unconfortable.
    He tweeted it about the situation in 2013, said that most people didnt believe him and brought it back up last night.

    • Ashley.Nate says:

      I wonder if that’s why her and Rihanna had a falling out. Katy has always been problematic (that song “dark horse” 😏), and her other songs “you’re so gay”, “I kissed a girl”, and “hot and cold” (bipolar).

      • Mary says:

        I understand the problem with “You’re so gay” and “I kissed a girl”, I see how someone could take offence at “Hot and Cold” (even though that’s really a stretch), but I’m curious: what’s the problem with “Dark Horse”?

  10. Keri says:

    Oh please, this is not racist. Did you all read the NYTimes article about Asian salads being racist in a 12 paragraph rant? The writer got ripped to shreds in the comments, a recommended read for a good laugh.
    And not everyone can rock a short haircut, this look is not working for her.

  11. the_blonde_one says:

    I *think* she was just (very poorly) saying, there’s better things to worry about and/or miss than her hair. And, I am definitely not a Perry fan but, that was my take away from the comment.

  12. QQ says:

    BUT… This is EXACTLY who Katy has always been.. that Asshole… ya’ll thought that because she stopped the titty Costumes she found Thoughtfulness and like.. NO… she is doing entirely too much for someone who just got a cute haircut

    • Sam says:

      Bless you for this comment. THIS is who Katy is. Who she’s always been. Every single time she does something like this I’m not surprised because she’s always done stupid and offensive stuff. I don’t think this is overly offensive but it’s just the kind of stuff she does. Anyone who works in the industry knows that Katy is one of the worst people. She’s a brat and extremely ignorant.

      • QQ says:

        YES YES YES, She is petty, juvenile, vapid, bratty, basic in her understanding of damned near everything and is all evident on what she says and how she acts the “music” she “writes” the dumb ass shoes she peddles really literally she stays steeped in “foot up her ass” disease The fact that raggedy turn of the century hemophilic looking douchebro Mayer tries to do a love song about her with sprinkles of that BS Asian sensation stuff FOR HER Tells You that this is her, To Her Core, Always

    • detritus says:

      bang on.
      She’s just a dick with nice tits and cute hair for the time being.

      Every once in awhile she says something smart and I get confused, but nope. She’s a dick.

      That hair with those earrings though, I am loving it.

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  13. Ashley.Nate says:

    She just keeps digging that hole deeper and deeper. First her comeback song, then Britney, and now this. Any attention is good attention for her at this point. The more controversial, the more people pay attention to her.

  14. Cynthia says:

    I really fear for this society, we take a 3 second clip and judge someone on it. Why don’t we judge her by her body of work, and how outspoken she has been about this administration. She was just irritated about being asked about hair. Like we have to move on.

    • Maria F. says:

      yes, but she put the 3 second clip out there. So I have to judge her according to it. It’s not a “paparazzi stuck a microphone and caught her unaware kind of situation”.

      Social media/internet have changed how we interact, but we have to take responsibility for our posts, pics and comments. I double check myself before I post something, often just to cool off or to debate if it is really worth a post. If you are a celebrity controlling your image you have to be even more careful about it.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      This video is just dumb, not really offensive to me. But it’s not just this video people are looking at- also her past behavior. Her using Britney’s mental health problems as a joke (come on Katy, it’s not like it’s still 2007 and you’re a kid) and her referring to black artists she had been working with or hanging out with as ‘my n**gas’ in 2013. I do respect her support of Hillary, Muslim women, and Planned Parenthood, but she can be judged by that and her other ignorant and racist behavior. I’m actually shocked she thought that was ok.