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Monday, August 3, 2009

Manic Music Mondays

Dear Katy Perry,

You can NOT pretend to be an ally of the gay community just because "you kissed a girl and you liked it." That's awesome for you...however that doesn't give you gay street cred. Especially when you release vile filth like "You're So Gay."

Here's a small sample of your musical "genius"

I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf
While jacking off listening to
You bitch and moan about LA
Wishing you were in the rain reading Hemingway
You don’t eat meat
And drive electrical cars
You’re so indie rock it’s almost an art
You need SPF 45 just to stay alive

You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys
No you don’t even like
No you don’t even like
No you don’t even like boys

You’re so sad maybe you should buy a happy meal
You’re so skinny you should really Super Size the deal
Secretly you’re so amused
That nobody understands you
I’m so mean cause I cannot get you outta your head
I’m so angry cause you’d rather
MySpace instead
I can’t believe I fell in love with someone that wears more make up than...

No you don’t even like boys
You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys
No you don’t even like
No you don’t even like
No you don’t even like… PENIS!

Aren't you charming?...

If you're going to be an ally, you should probably try not creating music filled with trite stereotypes. Catchy tunes don't make up for your lack of sensitivity or understanding of the implications of your lyrics. Have you forgotten, or just chosen to disregard the "That's so gay" campaign.

Oh that's right, you just chose to use it over and over and over again for a national audience...thanks.

~We Need A Fucking Revolution~

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