Pop star Katy Perry has been harrased by the wrath of Britney Spears fans. The "Chained To The Rhythm" singer is blamed of making mental health jokes in connection to Spears at the Grammys 2017, instigating a backlash on social media and the #KatyPerryIsOver hashtag to trend during the music awards celebration.
In a red carpet talk with E!'s Ryan Seacrest at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12, Perry, 32, was asked about her four-year break from music next with the release of her 2013 album Prism. The Dark Horse singer replied: "Yeah, that's called taking care of your mental health." When Seacrest asked how she enjoyed her break, Perry replied allegedly making a reference to Spears: "Fantastic. And I haven't smooth-shaven my head yet."
Spears On Various Rehabilitation Facilities
Spears, 35, superbly shaved her head in 2007 and then received treatment at various rehabilitation facilities. Perry is also accused of making a second mental health joke on the red carpet when conversing changing her hair color.
The singer told Entertainment Tonight journalists: "The last color in the field that I can do - I've done all of them - and the only left I have to do is shave my head, which I'm really saving for a public decay. I'm down for that." When the reporters asked to confer her new music, Perry replied: "Of course, that's why I'm here. Not to stir an argument."
Reacting to Perry's comment, one fan of Spears tweeted: "Shame @katyperry had to take that shot @ @britneyspears prior. makes me enjoy this display less. Mental illness isn't a joke," while another commented: "Absolutely disgusted with @katyperry. Who is she to attack @britneyspears about mental health?! Officially done with Katy. #KatyIsOverParty."
Netizens Wanted To Demand An Apology To Britney Spears
One criticizer specified: "We're demanding you issue an apology to Britney Spears," and another weighed in: "I don't care who you are, you never make fun of mental health and Britney Spears' breakdown. What an a*****e comment, Katy Perry."
Perry, who is yet to overtly comment on the backlash, pay back to the spotlight during the Grammys performing her new single Chained To The Rhythm. The Teenage Dream singer is predictable to release her fourth studio album later in 2017.
Hosted by comedian James Corden, the Grammys 2017 saw British superstar Adele's victory
in the main categories, winning the "album of the year" as well as song the "record of the year" with her blockbusting album 25 and critically-acclaimed single Hello.