The vine club

Katy Perry Slammed As Racist For AMA Performance

Was Katy Perry's AMA performance racist? A lot of folks are suggesting that her geisha-styled dress and makeup bordered on mockery of Japanese culture.

Several media critics slammed Katy, with the New York Post writing, "She wouldn’t dream of black facing for a performance, nor is it very likely that she’d ever approve a Navajo-themed number. So why did Katy Perry think it was OK to dress up like a Japanese geisha for the opening act of the night?"

Some Twitter followers followed suit, with comments like, "This is horribly racist" and "What did we tell you about race appropriation?"

Filed Under :
Topics : Social Issues
People : Katy Perry