Perry has previous mentions in our "Other Celebrities You Find Annoying" thread (actually it's called "Who Else Nauseates You?") thread.
Quote by Super Amanda from the Perry MBC thread:
- She can't really sing but the sincerity is there whereas in naff stuff like Firework it sounds like banshees in a microwave
I was channel surfing in the wee hours of the morning, and I saw the last half of the "Fireworks" video.
From what little I heard of the song and saw of the video, I didn't like either one.
I'm not a Perry hater (though I have found some of her previous comments/ videos annoying, troubling, or hypocritical), so when I say I don't like her new song of video, it's not a knee-jerk reaction out of a strong anti-Perry bias.
(I did like one previous Perry song. I think the song was called 'Hot and Cold'? That had a catchy melody.)
If I understand the song ("Fireworks") right, it seems to be one of those anthems that tell people 'don't let other people get you down, you're fine the way you are,' etc.
That's a nice message, but the music was not catchy and the lyrics were dorky, IMO.
At one point in the song, Perry tries to rhyme the words "Boom boom boom" with the words "Moon moon moon."
In the video, there are a lot of shots of sparks flying out of people's chests. My reaction to that was 'What in the...?'
There's a shot in Perry's video of two homosexual guys about to kiss, but the camera breaks away just as they do, then pans back as they break it off.
Regardless of how a person feels about homosexuality, I think it's kind of... cheap to include that in a video.
It comes across like pandering & an ode to political correctness:
"Hmm, I'm a pop singer, so I'm expected to defend homosexuality or be pro homosexuality. So if I have a shot in my music video of two homosexuals kissing (but then don't actually show them kissing, as that might offend), I'll seem hip, trendy, and sympathetic to homosexuals."
I mean, if this were 1961, instead of having homosexuals kissing in her video, she'd likely have a black guy kissing a black girl, but since Martin Luther King Jr.- Civil Rights-ish type stuff isn't the latest, hippest social justice trend these days, pop stars (including Perry) don't go down that avenue.
I thought Perry looked pretty in the video, I liked her hair and lip stick.
The song itself was, IMO, awful.
Perry sort of 'screeched' some of the lyrics.
There were things she "sang" in the song that weren't really words, just vowels strung together, like,
"AaaaaaAAAAA, eeeee EEEEEeeee OooooOOOooo..."
My gut feeling (and I could turn out to be totally wrong) is that Perry will at some point in the future feel ashamed for what she's doing now and may either stop secular pop (or tone down the trashy aspects of it). It might take a few years for her to get to this point.Super Amanda wrote:@Flea and all: I think Katy Perry will go back to the fundamentalist community because at some point her secular career will end.
Her scary, Manson marriage will be a disaster and once she has a kid, hopefully her the good aspects of whatever values she was taught will convince her to get away from such a scummy life and such trashy antics.
I'm not fan but I did he[a]r some of her Christian stuff and it is the best stuff she's ever done.
She can't really sing but the sincerity is there whereas in naff stuff like Firework it sounds like banshees in a microwave
Some people who are brought up in strong Christian families rebel at some stage, or they feel like they're "missing out," so they go out and violate the very principles they were raised to respect.
Once Perry realizes how hollow, trashy, and empty the secular pop star life is, she might turn back to her faith.
As for Perry's marriage to the stand-up comic guy (I think he's an atheist?), the Scriptures say in the New Testament that God forbids Christians from marrying non Christians (2 Corinthians 6:14, and there are other passages like that).
Assuming Perry is an actual (albeit an apparently 'back-slidden' Christian), she will regret having married a non-believer, because her non-believer husband will never accept, practice, understand or appreciate her Christianity and its values.
Unless her husband converts, I see a divorce as being highly likely. That, plus show biz marriages are notorious for failing.