Point/Counterpoint: Katy Perry

Jennifer: Look, it’s really hard to hate anyone who appears on Sesame Street. Besides, how is “California Gurls” a bad song? They are so hot they will melt your popsicle. They are radioactive, those California dream mutants. Kissing a girl? Liking it? That’s just called “that one party at college!” Nothing wrong with that. Also, I like anyone who thinks that food is so fashionable they will wear whipped cream can bras. Seriously, she seems irreverent, and as though she doesn’t take any of this too seriously, and I think she’d be fun to hang out with. Katy Perry, I am open to your offers of friendship.

Lilit: I don’t like people who have a song called “UR So Gay” (bad grammar plus using ‘gay’ as an insult equals fail) and another one about how they kiss girls for fun. Also,  quit dressing like a cartoon character already. You’re a grownup.

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    • Ellen

      Dislike. Her and her crazy eyes. Lily Allen is so much better.

      • Jennifer Wright

        Yes. I do love Lily Allen.

      • mariajose

        if you have to compare two totally diferent artists by the kind of eyes or the way they look clearly you don’t have a good ear for music. (sorry about my bad english, I’m Chilean)

    • Jessica

      LIKE!! She is fun!! She doesnt take things so seriously! She is upbeat and entertaining. If you think her clothes aren’t serious or grown-up, they aren’t supposed to be. They are stage clothes!! I am sure Lady Gaga doesn’t go out everyday in clothes that look like they are made of meat.
      Katy is a talented fun artist. She has a great voice, and is one of the ONLY ones out there who isn’t completely auto-tuned. She is funky and fresh!! I would rather my kids listen to her, rather than an obvious drug addicted, freaky auto-tuned to sound good artist!

    • Lindsay Cross

      Dislike. What happened to songs that rhyme? She doesn’t even try to make the lyrics sound… lyrical. Seriously, read California Girls someday, instead of singing it. It’s ridiculous.

    • Jillian Engel

      I can’t help but wonder what kind of PBS producer let her wear THAT on a children’s show.

    • SugarBlind

      I hated Katy Perry with a burning fury (because seriously, “I Kissed A Girl” is offensive on so many levels, not least of which being that it trivializes and devalues the ostensibly difficult and painful process of discovering that one’s own sexuality may differ from the average) … until I heard “Teenage Dream” on the radio. Now I hate her with a burning fury while dancing around like the “Numa Numa” guy, because this song is unstoppable.

    • Eileen

      Eh. I can take her or leave her. I will, however, readily admit to my adoration of Ke$ha.

    • Jennifer

      Like! I agree with Jessica–Katy’s all about having fun, and if that involves wearing crazy costumes sometimes then so be it! Also, if you listen to the lyrics of “Ur So Gay”, Katy doesn’t actually use “gay” as an insult: she says, “You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys.” Meaning, she thinks her straight boy is acting, well, like a gay guy. Don’t take her music so seriously, just enjoy it for what it is–dance-ready pop.