Ever since this reader and this reader hipped me to this Katy Perry singer chick, I've been torn. She has two really interesting songs out right now. One called "I kissed a girl," which is like, YEAH dude. Wicked! And then another, which is more popular thats called "You're So Gay," where she's describing an ex-boyfriend. Check them both out:
"I kissed a girl"
"Ur so gay"
Every time I hear the lyrics to "Ur so gay," I get more and more offended. And believe me, I'm not one to have a chip on my shoulder or try to create the drama. I really love promoting talented people, and I wouldn't want to cause unnecessary criticism of this chick...BUT that being said, the fact that this song is marketed to a younger crowd who already uses "you're gay" as a derogatory term WAY too much (any amount is too much) is seriously dangerous and irresponsible, in my opinion. It feels like it's helping to unravel the little progress that we might have made in that respect.
Now the fact that she has the lovely girl kissing song and isn't afraid to sing about that tells me that she's good people with good intentions. I just think an older version of herself would regret the choice to make the other song. I don't know...do you think I'm overreacting?
Maybe she wasn't around when they were airing these ads with Matthew Shepherd's mom on MTV a few years ago:
...and just to help with the balance of things right now...