I'm guessing that geishas are not supposed to fall in love with their clientele because of their professional status and Katy's geisha character does. But what do I know?
Apparently they weren't, I guess it's a common misconception.
From what I gather about all this is that some people are saying that Katy sexualized the geisha which is a highly honored tradition in Japan. Geisha are highly skilled entertainers and provide pleasure for the opposite sex but not necessarily of the sexual kind.
Presently, I'd be interested more in what people think about all the criticism of Katy's performance at the AMA. What is all the outrage about, and why is it such a big deal?
I've got the general impression that all the attacks come from people who basically know nothing about her.
You are exactly correct. There was nothing offensive about Katy's performance. No actual Japanese people were offended by it. We know and her Japanese fans know how much she loves Japan and its culture, but the media doesn't know that, and always tries to find controversy when there is none.
My question is: from what I hear, to be eligible for the AMAs, your song or album has to be released between Dec. 1 and Sept. 30. If that is the case, then that means anything released in September or October, including Unconditionally, and all of Prism, are never eligible. If that is the case, then why does Katy release many of her best songs in October? Or has she just given up on these awards? These awards shows are so biased in favor of Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, and Adele (though Adele wasn't nominated for anything this year).
How did Katy sexualize the geisha? Her attire was not revealing, she did not do any provocative dance moves, and the song she sang was not sexual.
I'm sorry for saying this but, weren't Geishas prostitutes? So I don't see how Katy sexualized it
Maybe a Japanese Katycat could explain.
That would probably help us out
I'm not Japanese but I did a little research on geishas.
The term geisha is literally translated into "entertainer". Geishas are not prostitutes. They entertain through music and dance, not through sexual pleasure. They may flirt with their male guests, but don't go as far as prostitution. Geishas are forbidden to engage in the act of prostitution.
There is a ceremony called "Mizuage" which is done by the maiko(apprentice geisha) where in a man pays money to engage with sexual activity with the maiko. The maiko gets a lot of money, and it is not considered as an act of prostitution. Mizuage is a celebration of the passage a maiko to a geisha.