I really liked what this guy had to say about the whole racism thing:http://chivalryinstead.tumblr.com/post/68102096521/ok-so-heres-my-real-problem-with-the-katy-perry
It makes me really upset to see people talk about Katy like that, since she'd never go out and intentionally offend people of any culture. It seems she, like many people, have no knowledge of the whole cultural appropriation thing, something I wasn't aware of either until a few months ago when I saw a blog post on Tumblr about Halloween costumes offending certain cultures. But there was nothing malicious about Katy's intentions during this performance.
I mean, I used to dress up as a Geisha for fun when I was little and my mum used to help me find pretty dresses in oriental clothes shops, does this make us racist?
Sure it's okay to be offended by something but some of the responses towards Katy are a lot more offensive than her performance. It seems like people are always looking for something to criticise Katy for. I mean Rihanna dressed as a Geisha in the video for Princess of China and no one seemed to care.
I hope this blows over soon, it really put a downer on such a beautiful performance.
I mean LOOK.