Foot, meet mouth.
Katy Perry can’t stop putting her foot in her mouth.
Following insensitive comments aimed at Britney Spears earlier this year, Perry offered another cringeworthy soundbite, this time making a joke about former President Barack Obama.
During an impromptu Instagram Live session, Katy read someone’s comment saying they miss her black hair. She responded, “Oh, really? Do you miss Barack Obama as well? Oh, OK. Times change. Bye! See you guys later.” Then she signed off.
As CNN points out, it came across racially insensitive, and the Internet brought pitchforks. Sigh…
— DJ SCREAM (@DJSCREAM) April 30, 2017
Some were outraged.
Not Katy Perry pretending to be a woke activist then making an insensitive joke comparing her hair to Obama pic.twitter.com/uex3jZ8orS
— #1 snake stan (@slitherswift) April 30, 2017
Katy Perry joke was just very tasteless. What does black hair have to do with Barack Obama……………..just bad.
— Nia (@faggerella) April 30, 2017
Others think the media is twisting her words (plausible).
— Jessica (@Jes00sica) May 1, 2017