I love Katy Perry But…

I love Katy Perry but…her song entitled “Ur so gay” is a little unsettling. I mean, the first line of the song is “I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf”. And if that’s not enough, then the lyrics “you’re so gay and you don’t even like boys” are a little pro-homophobia.
This is not to say that Katy Perry is homophobic, I’m just saying that by using the term “gay” as if it is an insult, she is inadvertently promoting homophobia. Her use of the term is derogatory and meant to be an insult. While she is not the first to use the term in this respect—I mean, if I had a dollar for every time I heard “your so gay” used as an insult, I would be rich—but that doesn’t excuse the usage of the lyrics in her song.
I’ve always had tremendous respect for Katy Perry for staying true to herself and doing whatever she wants despite the backlash she might receive, but this is definitely one of those things that makes me embarrassed to say that I am a Katy Perry fan. I love her music, but I can’t stand behind the homophobia that is present in this song.


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