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Why is everyone calling her a racist?
by Reina13
November 25, 2013 at 11:07 PM

On Sunday night, Katy Perry was the opening performance at the American Music Awards. She performed in a full geisha costume and twitter and social media went wild.

A director at the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum was quoted as saying " "It is yet another example of Orientalist, exoticizing stereotypes about Asian women being reinforced. When you consider the pairing of her ensemble, which for the average viewer invokes the stereotypical 'geisha' image, with the words of the lyrics, 'I will love you unconditionally … don't need apologies,' it's clear that — intentionally or not — Katy is encouraging the kind of racist fetishization of Asian women as submissive and powerless that harms us and clouds the strength and resilience we demonstrate every day in this country as we support our families, contribute to the economy, and lead movements for social change."  ". 

Critics are saying that her performance was no difference than if she had performed in black face.

Check it out for yourself:

Do you think she was being racially insensitive with her performance?

Do you think her costume was perpetuating a negative stereotype?

Are we too quick call someone a racist these days?

Replies

  • famiglia_bella
    November 25, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    BUMP!

  • CorbinsMumma
    November 26, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    I have no clue whether or not to call it racist.

  • Lalasmomma13
    November 26, 2013 at 12:20 AM
    No.
  • nelliesmommy
    November 26, 2013 at 12:21 AM
    No
  • TattedReader
    November 26, 2013 at 12:22 AM
    I don't think so..
  • johnny4ever
    November 26, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    I dont think so

  • clairewait
    November 26, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Um. No.

    And I love Katy Perry.

  • Light.Shine
    November 26, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    She's putting on a show.  I really liked it, actually.

  • goddess99
    November 26, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    I think it's pretty, people just need to complain about something.

  • SweetLuci
    November 26, 2013 at 9:33 AM

     I think some people look for things to call racist, it just demeans things that really are racist.

    To me she was honoring another culture.

     

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