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02:11 PM on 11/25/13
steve187
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of course
02:14 PM on 11/25/13
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Surprised they let her sing live.
She usually does. idk why. I guess points for trying? Although I've seen her live twice and she didn't sound as awful as her tv appearances always are, for what it's worth
02:17 PM on 11/25/13
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For fucks sake.
People need to stop being so precious.

I think it's more racist that people think that they're seeing something racist when they're not
02:19 PM on 11/25/13
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asian, and not offended at all. if it was anything like that "i like chinese food" music video a while ago, then we would have a problem.
02:19 PM on 11/25/13
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02:19 PM on 11/25/13
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Those should be called out more as well; imho.
Is it me or can movies get away with mostly anything in that aspect?
02:26 PM on 11/25/13
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1. To be racist, doesn't one have to believe a certain race is inferior to his/hers? With that definition (THE definition, by the way) how is dressing up and performing as a specific member of a certain race RACIST? Insensitive? Maybe. Not racist.

2. How is dressing up as someone racists or insensitive? It's not as if she gave herself oversize artificial teeth or depicted herself driving poorly. What's the difference between her dressing up as this and dressing up as a Viking? The only difference is there aren't a lot of Viking people around to complain.

We live in a WAY oversensitive society which is constantly engaged in a witch-hunt for no other reason but to achieve notoriety through someone else's actions.

FOR THE RECORD: Andy Hurley wearing a Rising Sun T-Shirt is different. That is a symbol that represents something inappropriate. I am not blaming Andy, kudos to him for apologizing as quickly as he did.

tl;dr Katy Perry essentially wore a Halloween costume and since it wasn't Halloween, people are losing their minds.
02:26 PM on 11/25/13
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My personal fave is: You're the real racist for bringing it up!!
02:27 PM on 11/25/13
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My personal fave is: You're the real racist for bringing it up!!
This is just known as "the birdman defense" around here.
02:32 PM on 11/25/13
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This is the most pointless arguement. It was ignorance, not racism.
This is the side that I'm taking. I love Katy and although I don't agree with her thematic choice for that performance, it pains me whenever I heard the word "racist" thrown around to describe her when that word has so many profoundly malicious connotations. What she did was definitely culturally insensitive, but racist? Come on.
02:33 PM on 11/25/13
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Every awards show or public television show involving celebrities is now going to have someone become offended over something that happened. In this case.. a reporter wanted to make a name for themselves and decided to reaaallly stretch everyone's suspension of disbelief in order to explain why this was offensive.. and someone else saw it, latched onto it and so forth. It's like the digital version of the World War Z zombies. It's almost become certain types of peoples' reason for living.
02:36 PM on 11/25/13
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Every awards show or public television show involving celebrities is now going to have someone become offended over something that happened. In this case.. a reporter wanted to make a name for themselves and decided to reaaallly stretch everyone's suspension of disbelief in order to explain why this was offensive.. and someone else saw it, latched onto it and so forth. It's like the digital version of the World War Z zombies. It's almost become certain types of peoples' reason for living.
I was watching a live feed and people we complaining as it was happening, so your theory is incorrect
02:36 PM on 11/25/13
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Every awards show or public television show involving celebrities is now going to have someone become offended over something that happened. In this case.. a reporter wanted to make a name for themselves and decided to reaaallly stretch everyone's suspension of disbelief in order to explain why this was offensive.. and someone else saw it, latched onto it and so forth. It's like the digital version of the World War Z zombies. It's almost become certain types of peoples' reason for living.
I don't agree. The second I saw the performance, I knew people were going to be discussing it because of the borderline awkward, stereotypical, oriental portrayals. I didn't need a blogger to tell me that.
02:43 PM on 11/25/13
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Halloween is racist to monsters BUT NO ONE EVER BRINGS THAT SHIT UP! GOD DAMN IT!
oh, this.. this made me laugh. thank you
02:47 PM on 11/25/13
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I don't agree. The second I saw the performance, I knew people were going to be discussing it because of the borderline awkward, stereotypical, oriental portrayals. I didn't need a blogger to tell me that.
Do you believe that the Miley Cyrus performance back during the VMAs was offensive to black people? I saw a journalist try to make that point because she had black dancers or something. I don't know... I could be ignorant as well but people feed on hatred these days. I also believe that because they are going after her because she's rich and white.

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