Performing her cod-reggae new single, Chained to the Rhythm, Perry was joined on stage by two giant skeleton puppets dressed as Donald Trump and Theresa May during their meeting in Washington last month. The puppets held hands and generally looked evil, while dozens of dancers dressed as houses (presumably "the people") cavorted around them.
As a political allegory, the stunt fell as flat as Perry’s unfortunate dancer who, dressed as a Bovis Home and clearly unable to see what they were doing, tumbled off the stage mid-performance.
The online backlash was as instant as it was fierce. ‘Looking to Katy Perry for political commentary is like asking Jedward to explain astrophysics,’ was one of the more polite comments on Twitter.
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