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Katy Perry: The Culture Vulture.

For years, I’ve been aware of the unseasoned fuckery that is Katy Perry’s career. But, being the passionate person that I am, I’ve decided to let my frustrations out once and for all. 

In other words, I’ve had it. Officially.

Originally posted by y0ur-makeup-is-terrible

As of yesterday, I was made aware of Katy Perry and Migos’ nasty dispositions towards the drag queens that were to perform on Saturday Night Live alongside them:

http://www.stereogum.com/1942674/migos-refused-to-appear-with-drag-queens-for-katy-perrys-snl-performance/news/

Furthermore, I’ve read the incensed tweets of Violet Chachki, a renowned drag queen (and the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7) in response to the situation:

The infuriated tweets of Violet Chachki are, of course, justified. Because over the years I have seen too many non-marginalised people – typically white, heterosexual, and cisgendered – regard marginalised people and their cultures as nothing more than disposable playthings that could be easily tossed to the side like the rinds of fruit. 

Drag is a beautiful art form that has been essential to the LGBT+ community for so long. It complicates and questions the idea of gender heteronormativity (as it is an outlet for many transgendered people). Likewise, it also allows artists to use their utmost creativity and imagination. The possibilities and benefits are endless. Drag performers are beautiful people doing beautiful work, and they deserve respect. 

The SNL situation ain’t surprising, though. For Katy Perry has a lengthy history of disrespecting others’ cultures.

This woman has LONG BEEN a user! And here are some receipts: 

(1) 

On her 2013 album, Prism, she had a song called “This is How We Do.” The music video is pretty much an unrealistic – and just downright offensive –caricature of black culture, replete with remnants of contemporary stereotypes placed on blackness (i.e., corn rows, “baby hair,” and “sassy black woman” gestures). The title of the song just reeks with Perry’s failed attempts to achieve her own interpretation of AAVE. 

(Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RMQksXpQSk)

(As a black person, this irritated me to no end.)

(2)

“I Kissed a Girl.” Clear appropriation of lesbianism, which is driven by the priority to arouse heterosexual men. 

Need I say more? 

(sips tea)

Originally posted by georgetakei

(3)

“Dark Horse.” (See: Picture #1) She’s dressed in braids and “grills” (shiny teeth). This is obviously a white-washed approximation of what she thinks blackness is: gangsta-licious grills! 

Girl, please.

Originally posted by ariana-grinde

Conclusion: 

This is more than a trend. This is history. And Katy Perry is the embodiment of those that have benefited from the misuse and plundering of non-white and LGBT+ cultures.

She is part of a genealogy. And a dangerous one. She, like Miley Cyrus (and others), use marginalized people and culture as long as it benefits them

When it is no longer profitable – or when they’ve lost their precious white/straight/cis fan base – they magically become “all-American” and “pure” again …

… and shit on the non-white and/or LGBT+ people that supported them in the process.

In the words of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 Winner Queen Shea Coulee: “Why y’all actin’ brand new?”

Originally posted by chandelure-bing

I have warned people about this opportunistic leech for years. Miley Virus, too. And others.

… (coughs) Justin Bieber…

And please, y’all. Let us stop supporting these people that clearly don’t care about us.

20 questions tag

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Pictures updated!

It’s just a repost of my previous pictures of my book collection-slash-book haul-slash-to be reads,but without the wordings and galaxy mask.

May this be pleasing to your eyes and pretty enough for your dashboard,lol. :P

I Never Do These part 1

@wittyclitty

First name: Megan
Nicknames: Mostly from Kerv - Babyhead, Meggypants, little bug, bizzle

Sexual orientation: Like as gay as you can be but still be married to a man?

Favorite fruit: Mango gives me sexual feelings it is so good

Favorite season: Very late summer

Favorite book: I’ve been doing audiobooks more than anything recently, but I don’t have a favorite. I don’t think my brain can think in “favorites” for most things, more like “my favorite today…"

Favorite flower: Jasmine

Favorite animal: Horse

Coffee, tea or cocoa: All the coffee

Cat or dog person: I would always say dog, but I also obsessed with cats these days so who knows

Favorite tumblr: That’s an impossible question! But I must say @hthrloo is always one I look for

Number of followers: 1,122 apparently. I never check (so don’t ever feel bad if you need to sneak out - I don’t need to be mutuals to enjoy someone’s blog)

just for the record, i don’t send people anons bc I’m not a coward and i can share my opinions on my own blog and don’t feel the need to hide behind that button :)