Amidst news of poverty, destruction and famine, one story stands out above all: Katy Perry has changed her hair color.

The shocking alteration, in which the pop star went from black to blonde, was debuted yesterday on MTV News. Katy had been stuck with a ginger hue for the past few weeks, as an in-between from dark to light, which anyone who has made a similar switch knows is best for follicles, so as not to cause tremendous breakage or get the color horrifically wrong.

So, in light of this news, I wonder: have you ever made a similar change? For the record, I have not. I am a total pussy when it comes to my hair. I’ve had blond highlights or nothing at all since age 12.

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