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Katy Perry's Barack Obama Comment Is Some Next-Level Cringe

Christina Marfice


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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

Here's why Katy Perry is dividing her fandom right now

Katy Perry's latest faux pas needs to come with a warning label for how cringey it is.

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Perry been criticized for a whole bunch of erratic and problematic behavior that contradicts the level of woke she claims to be, like when she made an insensitive joke about Britney Spears' mental health crisis or when she sexually assaulted Shawn Mendes on a red carpet.

Her latest misstep? During a Q&A with fans on Facebook Live Saturday, Perry compared her old black hair to Barack Obama.

"Oh, someone says, 'I miss your old black hair,'" she read aloud during the Q&A, and then sarcastically answered, "Oh, really? Do you miss Barack Obama as well? Oh, OK. Times change. Bye! See you guys later."

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She then laughed super-hard at her own joke, then looked around and noticed no one in the car with her was laughing, probably because they were grimacing their faces off just like we were.

"I should leave now," she said, still giggling in a super-awkward way, while someone off camera said, "OK, you're cut off."

Uh, yeah, good time to be cut off. But the damage was already done. Perry's comment had me literally screaming at my phone, "Katy, Think. Before. You. Speak." And I clearly wasn't alone, because Twitter had some things to say.

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