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?"