a heartful of you (aheartfulofyou) wrote,
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Entertainment Weekly and Katy Perry

I wrote to Entertainment Weekly about their Katy Perry "I Kissed A Girl" article. I was a little irritated that they didn't even mention the pro-LGBT people upset about the song, so this is what I sent them:

I'm surprised your article on Katy Perry didn't mention why some people are "put off" by the content of her hit single, "I Kissed A Girl"-- the homophobic vibes, not the supposedly "scandalous" girl-kissing. Ms. Perry's been quoted in interviews saying she's never actually kissed a girl (so there goes one of her "Oh, no!" life moments). More importantly, the music video for the song features women parading around, decked out in lingerie and male fantasy, without a real girl/girl kiss in sight. And of course, by the end of the video, Katy wakes up, happily back in her heteronormative spot next to her sleeping boyfriend. Thank goodness! We wouldn't want her to have a real non-heterosexual interaction!

It's the same-old, same-old conservatism and homophobia, masquerading as scandal. Katy Perry may mean well, but her material pushes my buttons, and not because it's "unique" or "shocking".

*Crosses fingers that it'll get into the magazine after next in the Reader's Letters section*.

Funnily enough, too, my dad liked my the letter and got really excited about me sending angry stuff to magazines. I love that my dad's not a Republican anymore. It makes my life that much happier.
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