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Katy Perry plays dress-up in music video preview

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Katy Perry really wants our attention, and she’ll do whatever she can to get it. Even if that means making a video that might be a tiny bit racist.

In a preview for Perry’s upcoming “Birthday” music video, the singer put out a clip in which she poses as various birthday party performers — a dancer, a princess, a clown. Spoiler: It’s weird. Super weird:

The most troublesome persona Perry puts on is that of a Jewish M.C., which she does by slapping on a yarmulke and telling a circumcision joke. By now, we know Perry’s not afraid to pose as someone from another culture — the Vegas-meets-Egypt “Dark Horse” video or her geisha moment  at the American Music Awards, anyone? — but it might be nice if she, you know, stopped doing that.