Katy Perry has come under fire for making an inappropriate joke about Britney Spears’ infamous 2007 breakdown.
While being interviewed on the red carpet at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards last night Perry made an off colour joke about the Princess of Pop shaving her head.
Speaking to E! News’ Ryan Seacrest about her newly dyed blonde hair she joked that it was the only colour she hadn’t tried before.
For some reason the pop star then took a direct shot at Britney, quipping that at least she ‘hadn’t shaved her head’ as a result of a meltdown before adding she’d taken a break to look after her mental health.
Unfortunately, if you thought this was just a silly thoughtless joke with no malice behind it Katy Perry did then repeat the same joke to another journalist slightly further down the red carpet.
Anyway, Britney’s fans weren’t pleased with the upstart Roar singer insulting their idol…
— Martijn ? (@MartijnPOP) February 13, 2017
— Jean-Pierre SOUAIDAN (@JPSDN) February 13, 2017
— David Poynter (@DavidCPoynter) February 13, 2017
Last night I dreamt with a snake and now Katy Perry is acting like one making fun of Britney. I am a psychic y'all ?
— Mood Ring? (@caitdp) February 13, 2017
Wow did @katyperry really make fun of Britney's mental state? I always knew she was a snake.
— ✖️ (@10velociraptors) February 13, 2017
I like the old Katy Perry. The one who could actually write good pop music and who didn't insult Britney.
— Ethan (@DlRRTYY) February 13, 2017
Although not everyone was against Katy:
All you hypocrites hating on Katy Perry about her head shave comments – you have all been using them Britney memes for years! #GrammyAwards
— James Delamare (@JamesDelamare) February 13, 2017
— Ciaran Bannon (@CBannonOfficial) February 13, 2017
Regardless of whether you think Katy was deliberately throwing shade or just making an off colour joke I think we can all agree it was in bad taste.
Let’s hope that Katy can kiss and make up with Britney.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.