Image Credit: Perry: Bob Charlotte/PR PhotosWhile we’re still trying to figure out just what the heck is going on in Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” video, her fellow pop star Katy Perry has already formed a strong opinion — maybe. “Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke,” Perry tweeted yesterday, not long after the video premiered. Perry’s tweet didn’t name names, so we can’t say for sure what she was talking about, but many are interpreting her words as a shot at the upside-down crosses, edible rosary beads, sexy nun outfits, and other risque religious imagery that Gaga employs in the “Alejandro” clip.
Katy Perry’s reps have not yet responded to our request for clarification on the subject of the tweet heard ’round the world. It’s hard to imagine what else she could have been referring to, though, unless she just coincidentally walked past a sacrilegious street performer on the same afternoon that Gaga’s video debuted. Possibly worth remembering: Before she got famous by singing about bi-curiosity, Perry was a pastor’s daughter making contemporary Christian music.
What do you think of this controversy? Is the “Alejandro” mini-movie really any more blasphemous than, say, your average Madonna video from the ’80s? Watch it again after the jump to refresh your memory and/or be offended all over again.
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