Katy Perry may preach girl power and fierce independence in her songs, but when it comes to supporting other women’s choices in real life, she’s not entirely as open-minded as her bubbly pop anthems might let on.
On Saturday’s episode of NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” without naming names, Katy told hosts that she finds herself forced to be a role model (poor thing!) because there are so few women in music who kids can aspire to be like these days.
“It’s funny. I do see myself becoming this inspiration out of default right now because ‘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.”
After directing her side-eye away from Miley’s sexy teddy bear outfit, Katy explained, “I’m not talking about anyone in particular,” quickly getting right back on her moral high horse by adding, “I’m talking about all of them.”
She continued, “I mean, it’s like everybody’s so naked. It’s like, ‘Put it away!’”
Despite her own proclivity for whipped cream-shooting bras and other sexy sartorial decisions, Katy explained she wasn’t trying to rain on anyone’s parade, she just wanted to the world to tone down the raunch.
“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.”
Do you think Katy’s being a hypocrite?