In the Instagram Live video, one of her fan expresses that she misses her typically dark locks. In reply, the person who seems to be Perry echoes into the camera, “Oh really, do you miss Obama as well? Okay, times have changed. Bye.”
Until now, it is not clear exactly what Perry meant by the statement. However, the limited context has left many people to assume it wasn’t an entirely wholesome remark.
The self-proclaimed activist was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. In 2012, she supported Barrack Obama, and her sentiments have left her fans confused with mixed reactions on Twitter.
It is not the first time that Perry made a sensitive joke. In 2013, Perry came under fire for her American Music Performance where she dressed as a Geisha.
In February 2017, Perry got into trouble when she made a joke about Britney Spears’ mental health and infamous head-shaving incident.
Before making the remarks, the 32-year-old star surprised fans in New York City’s Times Square by passing out cherry pies from a food truck. Her intention was to promote her latest track, “Bon Appétit.”
Katy is scheduled to perform on the season finale of NBC’s Saturday Night Live on May 20. Perhaps might find a comedic way to make it clear to any unresolved tension between her fan bases.
Critics immediately took to Twitter to criticize the pop star. Some said it wasn’t right to undermine the former president and termed the move as offensive.
Another critic wrote, “Sometimes when I think that the world is an awful place, I remember that Barack Obama has more Grammys than Katy Perry, and I feel better.”
Obama has two Grammys for his audiobooks “Dreams from My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope.” Perry has been nominated for 13 Grammys but hasn’t won.
The singer has yet to address her controversial Obama joke publicly.