Guys, I’m sick of the ice bucket challenge. I realize it’s for a good cause and that ALS deserves more attention/money for research and treatment, but can’t we all just DONATE MONEY instead of drawing attention to ourselves by pouring buckets of water over our heads? I dunno, I’m just feeling a little exhausted of it all – it’s like posting pictures of yourself without makeup on Facebook “for cancer”. Definitely helping a lot of people, I’m sure.
In any case, Katy Perry is the most recent celebrity to take part in this trendy charity thingymabob and she actually took it to the extreme, using ACTUAL ICE in her bucket, unlike some people – no names mentioned, but apparently there have been stories about some participants using warm water which, you know, completely defeats the supposed purpose. Below is Queen Katy taking on the challenge because the site I was the founding editor of challenged her to do it. There’s also a little vid of her hanging out in a pool with her gays, because why not?
August 20, 2014 at 8:00 am by Jennifer
You’d think Katy Perry was 10 years younger than she actually is, but I assure you, she is indeed about to turn 30 come October. Still, this seemed as good a time as any for her to get her nose pierced, I suppose, and she posted a video of the experience on Instagram this weekend for all to see.
Check this out:
Katy also offered an apology to her mom, who was no doubt doing the sign of the cross and praying for her salvation (as she’s been doing since 2007 or whatever year Katy released ‘I Kissed a Girl’, lolz).
Last time I did this I was on my own with a safety pin & cube of ice @ 13. This time I thought it was best I left it to the pro’s. Sorry mom (again)
Nose piercings are alright – I had mine done (and my labret) when I was about 18, but I got rid of them a few years later. Katy’s blossoming a bit late in life, but let’s let her follow her path to self-discovery.
August 18, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
Iggy Azalea is THE WORST and pretty much everything wrong with the world, but people seem to really love her despite her racist and homophobic bullshit, so there’s that. ‘Fancy’ has become the unofficial song of the summer to some, she’s had massive success as a featured artist on Ariana Grande‘s hit single ‘Problem’, and now she’s about to release a new track with Rita Ora called ‘Black Widow’, which was written by none other than Katy Perry. Considering it has a super ‘Dark Horse’ vibe, I’m not at all surprised.
From Mix FM:
“Katy Perry said to me, ‘Hey I’ve got this song, I’ve been writing and I think you should do it. I just keep picturing you on it,’” Iggy explains to ABC News Radio. “That’s how my collaboration with her kind of began: first we had a friendship and then she wrote something that she had me in mind for. And, being that her album was already out, I said, ‘Will you let me have this for my album?’” Iggy laughs, “And she did me the kindness!”
I’m sure this will be a hit and everything, but Katy, come on girl. Get some standards.
August 12, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry is still chugging along on the Prismatic World Tour, and this week she’s stopped by Philadelphia to give them a wild ride through her crazy ass live show. Afterwards, she actually came out to meet some of her beloved KatyCats… while wearing a pepperoni pizza onesie. How quirky?
I’m all for Katy’s kid-like, nostalgia-laced, florescent nonsense, but a long-sleeved pepperoni pizza onesie in August? Girl, no hipster bullshit is worth overheating. Not feeling this at all. It’s too hot!
August 7, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
I love Katy Perry‘s brand of kitschy, in-your-face florescent weirdness. It’s something I enjoy greatly, and by that measure, I should really love her new video for ‘This Is How We Do’, but… I don’t. I think it’s all over the place and it looks cheap and I’m just not sure what to make of it. Also, she’s still on her cultural appropriation grind, which is getting into overkill mode at this point. Eh, not the biggest fan of this. Still love her, though.
August 1, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry has gotten some shit over the past few months for her cultural appropriation practices – from dressing up like a geisha to, more recently, featuring mummified bodies with huge boobs and asses with big hoop earrings during her Prismatic World Tour shows. So what does Katy make of the criticism?
From Rolling Stone:
“As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery,” she says. “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. I thought that would really correlate well together… It came from an honest place. If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn’t be there, because I’m very sensitive to people.”
She knows the rules are changing, that “cultural appropriation” is increasingly uncool, but she’s not thrilled about it. “I guess I’ll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that’s it,” she says. “I know that’s a quote that’s gonna come to fuck 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.”
Ouch, she’s right – the hot dogs and baseball thing will definitely come back to haunt her. On one hand, I get what she’s saying: I believe you can appreciate other cultures that you’re not a part of for their beauty and rich history, but I also think it’s a thin line between appreciation and attempting to claim something as your own that you don’t fully understand. I think Katy’s intentions are good, but intention doesn’t really matter if the end result is fucked up – especially to the cultural groups who are on the receiving end. After all, it might be cool to “act black” or appreciate “ratchet” parts of black culture now, but where it counts, it’s definitely not all that great of an experience for people of colour much of the time. Just something for Katy (and Gaga and others…) to think about.