Katy Perry’s Failed Joke About Koalas Lands The Singer In Hot WaterJuly 5, 2017
Katy Perry is under fire for a joke she made in a commercial.
The pop star is teaming up with retail company MYER for a contest to give away 8,000 tickets to her Witness Tour in Australia.
Perry filmed a 30-second spot for it, which is all fine and dandy, minus the original outro that seemed to offend everyone; it ended with the pop star telling her teacup poodle named Nugget to “go chase some koalas.” That didn’t sit well with the The Australian Koala Foundation. They claim dog attacks are one of the biggest threats that koalas face – over 100 koalas are killed by dogs every year – and pressured the company to revise it.
The ad was pulled and replaced with a new closer. Now, Perry can be heard saying this instead: “OK Nugget, it’s time to get you a puppy passport.”
The original soundbite is available in this non-story summary:
The replaced advertisement: