It's safe to say we're about half past give-a-darn with many pop princesses and their shameless antics. We're all just kind of getting to a place where we want to say, "Put your freakin' clothes back on and make music that doesn't make my ears bleed or go home." But just when we thought we were over pop-tarts, Britney Spears and Katy Perry swoop in to save the day.
We're still trying to get a handle on why Britney Spears thinks she's British (Is it her name? Has she convinced herself that having a name that starts with "Brit" makes you British?). We're also trying to wrap our heads around why she can't accept she's not the Britney of her "I'm A Slave 4 U" days, or that it makes us uncomfortable watching her try to recapture her glory days of over a decade ago. But (and this is a big but) Britney came out after her "Work B****" video saying she struggles with an overly sexy image now that she's a mom and she just released — wait for it — a parody of her trademark phrase, "It's Britney, b****" called "It's Britney, Witch." Yesssssssss.
Katy Perry is making us soften our stand on annoying pop brats with her admission that nudity has taken center stage when it comes to female pop performers.
In an interview with NPR, Perry said, "I do see myself becoming this, whatever, inspiration out of default right now, 'cause it's such a strange world. Like females in pop — everybody's getting naked. I mean, I've been naked before but I don't feel like I have to always get naked to be noticed. But it's interesting to see. ..."
When Perry was pressed about if she was referring to a specific performer, Perry answered, "I'm not talking about anyone in particular. I'm talking about all of them. I mean, it's like everybody's so naked. It's, like, put it away. We know you've got it. I got it, too. I've taken it off for — I've taken it out here and there. And I'm not necessarily judging. I'm just saying sometimes it's nice to play that card but also it's nice to play other cards. And I know I have that sexy card in my deck but I don't always have to use that card."
And that, my friends, is what we call a "bingo." We all get that sexy sells, but do we need female singers acting like porn stars? (Yes Rihanna, we're pointing a finger at you and your "Pour It Up" video.) What if we switched it around? Would we really want to watch porn stars get on stage and sing? Wait, don't answer that.
The point we're trying to make is that it would probably be a disaster, and you'd probably get sick of it — eventually. OK, women would get sick of it. It's possible this point derailed completely, so we'll just close with saying we're grateful two women in the pop industry are proving they have interests outside of nudity, twerking and acting out live porn.