Tuesday December 3rd. My 25th Birthday will be watching this amazing, musical icon! @Beyoncé the Staples Center! #MrsCarterWorldTour So EXCITED!
For those who have not seen it yet, above is katyperry's performance of her latest single “Unconditionally”from Sunday’s American Music Awards. Perry’s performance drew on her love of Asian culture as a whole and Geisha. Because of this she has recently come under attack, many calling her performance borderline racist. Yet I call BS on the naysayers! I felt that Perry did a beautiful job. The production value of the performance was phenomenal and made it visually stunning. Also people need to realize that this is an artist, and she has every right to put out her work in whatever form she wants… and on the same token she is also putting herself and her work out in the world to be scrutinized. BUT to call her performance racist is going to far. If we are gonna point fingers at artists for exploiting other cultures in a “racist” way then lets start with bjorkish ‘s 1997 album "Homogenic" in which she incorporated numerous asian influences, one of which was Geisha. And the Queen of Pop herself’s 1998 video for her song “Nothing Really Matters” Madonnadepicts herself as a grunge, almost gothic Geisha. All artists are paying homage to Asian culture in their own specific way. None were ever trying to be offensive. Music spans over all cultures and race barriers.
Overall, lets focus on the simple fact that Katy Perry put on a beautiful performance to an equally beautiful song about love and acceptance.
katyperry's album Prism is now available on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/prism-deluxe/id690928033
and for more on her and her music check out her official website.
For more on bjorkish and her music check out her official website.
Winter Wonderland. 3 iconic white pieces for every man’s wardrobe. A White calvinklein baseball jacket, white tedbakershoes Nessibit Longwing shoes and ofcourse my personal favorite time-keeper a white ceramic nixon watch. May the Holidays and winter months bring you joy in the form of some new white additions to your wardrobe collection.