A Week In Katy Perry News: A Video, A Complaint And A Baby
It's been a big week for Perry, in more ways than one.
Katy Perry has been a busy bee lately, especially since the release of her Dark Horse video. Apparently, the video, full of popular Ancient Egyptian imagery, may have offended some people online – and we’re not just talking about the Illuminati conspiracy theorists. A petition made its way online, claiming that one part of Dark Horse was offensive to muslims. As a result, the 29-year-old’s team has altered the Dark Horse video to cut out the offensive bit in particular.
Perry has never really been known for her subtlety... or cultural sensitivity.
"The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy," Shazad Iqbal wrote in his Change.org petition, which garnered more than 65,000 signatures before action was taken.
"At 01:15 into the video Dark Horse; a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word 'Allah', which is the arabic word for God. Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames."
The video is still up, with the offending part blurred out.
It was only a minor bump in the road, however, and the video has already been edited (Perry wasn’t about to lose 40 million views by removing it entirely) and the questionable pendant has been obscured. Meanwhile, things are happening for Perry on a personal level as well. What could be bigger news than her helping deliver a baby?
"Finally you can add 'helps delivers babies in living rooms' to my resume! It's been a miracle of a day...Auntie Katy aka Stylist Auntie," Perry tweeted Wednesday evening. So are we to assume that the baby in question belongs to Perry's sister, Angela Hudson? The Unconditionally singer didn’t provide any further details, although fans seemed convinced and messages, congratulating Hudson were quick to follow.