Kiss And Tell: Katy Perry Rethinks Iconic Hit


Perhaps sensing that the LGBTs are still miffed about her exclusion of drag queens from part of her SNL performance last year, Katy Perry is extending an olive branch to the queer community. Or not. She’s actually been a pretty consistent ally.

Perry told Glamour on Tuesday that she’d now rewrite “I Kissed a Girl,” the song that made her famous, to get rid of “a couple of stereotypes.”  

“That was in 2008 when it came out,” she said. “I think we’ve really changed, conversationally, in the past 10 years. We’ve come a long way. Bisexuality wasn’t as talked about back then, or any type of fluidity.”

She’s right that sexual fluidity hasn’t entered the public consciousness until relatively recently, but she doesn’t actually specify which “stereotypes” she is referring to.

Is it this?

I kissed a girl and I liked it

The taste of her cherry chap stick

Like, not ALL girls wear cherry Chapstick.

Or is it this?

Us girls we are so magical

Soft skin, red lips, so kissable

Definitely not true. Has she spent any time with the Real Housewives?

We think Perry would be better off pointing out the offensive queer-baiting in her song. At one point, she calls her same-sex fling an “experimental game” and readily admits she has no intention of falling in love with her. THAT, folks, is a stereotype. It’s the stereotype of the ignorant hetero who thinks he or she can just use queer people as temporary playthings and ignore any real feelings that come into play. After all, queer people’s feelings don’t matter, labeling yourself as queer is still bad, and the world is a lie.

But that was ten years ago, and the SNL appearance was about a year ago now. If Perry REALLY wanted to get back into our good graces, she’d deliver more massive bops and bangers.

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