Katy Perry's Racist Joke Mentioning Ex-POTUS Barack Obama Sparks Uproar On Twitter

Erika Miranda


Katy Perry's racist joke had social media fired up as Twitter users do not take her comparison of her new hair with Barack Obama lightly.

Over the weekend, the "Fireworks" singer has become the subject of many social media posts after she went on Instagram Live to speak to her fans. But what should have been a harmless chat had been blown out of proportion after Perry likened her new hairstyle to former U.S. President Obama's exit from the White House.

"Oh, someone says, 'I miss your old black hair,'" Perry said before adding the controversial statement that made her even more famous on Twitter for the wrong reason.

"Oh, really? Do you miss Barack Obama as well? Oh, OK. Times change. Bye! See you guys later."

Now becoming more viral than her latest single, Katy Perry's racist joke has angered many of her fans and gave critics ammunition to fire at her online.

One Twitter user uploaded the controversial video of the singer and noted how people "can do without" her, adding the hashtag "Loser."

Of course, there are those who downright threatened her and called her names.

Uproxx, on the other hand, thinks that the singer will soon clear her position and try to calm things down, although she might be in for a challenge as "social media and nuance don't mix so the damage is probably done."

She may have been popular for a time but uproar about Katy Perry's racist joke should soon be resolved, else her reputation is in the gutter. E! believes that there's no better venue to do so than during her performance on NBC's Saturday Night Live! on May 20 which will serve as the show's season finale.

Prior to this, Katy was also criticized for her new single "Bon Appetit" where she collaborated with Migos.

Still, it wasn't the first time Katy has hit a nerve in the LGBT community as she previously released songs about homosexuality such as "I Kissed a Girl" and "Ur So Gay."

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