Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gotta Draw the Line Somewhere...

Katy Perry is, apparently, an arbiter of which giant swaths of cultural history are acceptable for an artist to reference. Religious iconography is not one of them:
“I am sensitive to Russell taking the Lord’s name in vain and to Lady Gaga putting a rosary in her mouth. I think when you put sex and spirituality in the same bottle and shake it up, bad things happen. Yes, I said I kissed a girl. But I didn’t say I kissed a girl while fucking a crucifix.”
But you just did Katy, you just did.

I won't even mention, in the above tradition of Perryan apophasis, that "I kissed a girl and I liked it" is an incredibly unbiblical lyric to feed millions of young ears.

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