16 of the Most Questionable Katy Perry Moments Ever (PHOTOS)

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16 of the Most Questionable Katy Perry Moments Ever (PHOTOS)

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16 of the Most Questionable Katy Perry Moments Ever (PHOTOS)

Katy Perry has become one of the world’s most popular singers with millions of fans. What these Katy Cats always seem to ignore, though, is a never-ending list of scandalous moments. 

From being accused of racism, to her hypocritical comments towards Taylor Swift, these issues never seem to end. Check out all her questionable moments in the gallery above.


16 of the Most Questionable Katy Perry Moments Ever (PHOTOS)
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Her instigation of the Taylor Swift feud

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Her instigation of the Taylor Swift feud

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We’re all over this feud by now, but it really seems like it all started with Katy. Taylor admitted in an interview that Katy tried to hire dancers out from under her during her RED world tour and things have never been the same.


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Her hypocritical message to Taylor Swift

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Her hypocritical message to Taylor Swift

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On the subject of their feud, Katy recently told James Corden, “What I want to say is that I’m ready for that B.S. to be done. I think personally that women together, not divided, and none of this petty bulls—t, women together will heal the world."

Her comment seemed hypocritical after she just dropped her own diss track about Taylor.


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Her fashion sense

Her fashion sense

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The “Dark Horse” singer has been constantly accused of stealing her style from Lady Gaga, Brooke Candy, Zara Larsson, and FKA Twigs.


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Her clothing line

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Her clothing line

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Katy dropped new merchandise a few months after Gaga debuted some new shirts on her website. Little Monsters were shocked to find out how similar the clothing designs were, and it’s been war ever since.


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Her anti-semitic remarks

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Her anti-semitic remarks

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In her “Birthday” music video, Katy dressed up as a rabbi. She donned a fat suit and facial hair as she mimicked a holy man named Yosef Shulem. Many were angry at her portrayal of the rabbi, especially when she said, “I don't do funerals…but for a price I'll do your funeral."


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Her constant lip-syncing

Her constant lip-syncing

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Okay, so plenty of artists lip-sync during their careers, but it’s worth mentioning. She was outed during the NRJ Music Awards in 2013 when the wrong track played.

As seen above, she's also been busted recorder-syncing.



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Her comments towards the Japanese

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Her comments towards the Japanese

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In a 2012 interview with Jimmy Kimmel, KP claimed she was obsessed with Japanese people. She told the talk show host she wanted to "skin [them] and wear [them] like Versace." 

A year later she performed at the American Music Awards with an entirely Japanese set while wearing a kimono.


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Her appropriation of African-American culture

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Her appropriation of African-American culture

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When her video for “This Is How We Do” dropped, the pop singer came under tremendous scrutiny for her appropriation of black culture in her video. Actress and activist Amandla Stenberg was one of the first people to call out Katy.

 

“Pop stars and icons adopted black culture as a way of being edgy and gaining attention," The Hunger Games actress said. "Katy Perry uses Ebonics and hand gestures and eats watermelons while wearing cornrows before cutting inexplicably to a picture of Aretha Franklin. So as you can see, cultural appropriation was rampant."

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Her mental illness joke toward Britney Spears

Her mental illness joke toward Britney Spears

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Katy is known for her ever-changing hairstyles and when she was asked about her blonde locks at the 2017 Grammys, she took a dig at Britney Spears.

She told a reporter, “It's the last color in the spectrum that I can do. I've done all of them and the only thing left to do is shave my head, which I'm really saving for a public breakdown. I'm down for that.” 

Britney took notice and responded with the tweet above.

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Her past homophobic lyrics

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Her past homophobic lyrics

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On her first album, Katy has a song titled “Ur So Gay.” The lyrics describe a man she used to date who acted gay.


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Her Sara Bareilles music controversy

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Her Sara Bareilles music controversy

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If you’ve listened to Sara’s hit song “Brave,” you might notice how similar it sounds to Katy’s “Roar.” “Brave” was released four months before “Roar,” and fans quickly took notice to the similarities.

Both songs begin with a very similar sound and keep the same beat. Producer Butch Walker wasn’t afraid to slam Katy for allegedly copying their music.


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Her shading of Kesha

Her shading of Kesha

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After the mega-scandal involving Kesha and music producer Dr. Luke, many were shocked when Katy didn’t come to her defense. Kesha accused Dr. Luke of sexual and emotional abuse and received support from Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Kelly Clarkson, to name a few.

Katy, who also has worked very closely with the producer, was nowhere to be found. 


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Her choice to collaborate with Migos

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Her choice to collaborate with Migos

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Katy is a major supporter of the LGBTQ community, and her fans were shocked when she decided to collaborate with Migos. 

The rap group has been under fire about being homophobic and member Quavo confirmed it when he exclaimed, “The world isn’t right,” when rapper Makonnen came out of the closet.

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Her “Bon Appetit” video

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Her “Bon Appetit” video

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Katy is accused of stealing imagery from Titanic Sinclair’s music video “Washed Up Together” for her newest video for “Bon Appetit.” Sinclair took notice, and called out Katy on Twitter.


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Her odd Instagram live stream remarks

Her odd Instagram live stream remarks

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During a recent live stream on Instagram, Katy made an odd comment after a fan mentioned missing Katy’s old black hair.

Katy snapped back "Oh, really? Do you miss Barack Obama as well? Oh, OK. Times change, bye. See you guys later." Fans were completely confused at her response and accused her of being racially insensitive.


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Her time on 'American Idol' in 2010

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Her time on 'American Idol' in 2010

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The pop singer just signed a mega-deal with American Idol to appear as a judge on its reboot, and Idol fans quickly remembered her past on the show.

She fought with fellow judge Kara DioGuardi and threatened to throw a drink in her face.


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Katy Perry has become one of the world’s most popular singers with millions of fans. What these Katy Cats always seem to ignore, though, is a never-ending list of scandalous moments. 

From being accused of racism, to her hypocritical comments towards Taylor Swift, these issues never seem to end. Check out all her questionable moments in the gallery above.