Katy Perry is not known for her cultural sensitivity. The way the world was introduced to her was through the single "I Kissed a Girl," a song called out by some for its use of lesbianism to get a rise out of others. On that same album, she sang a song called "Ur So Gay," one that used stereotypes of gay men and the word "gay" to insult a straight man. Just last fall, Perry dressed up as a geisha for her American Music Awards performance, which did not go unnoticed by many. Now she has mummified dancers, with exaggerated butts, large red lips, short black hair, hoop earrings, and twerking, on tour with her. Yet they didn't make much of a splash at all. In comparison to, say, Mileygate after the 2013 VMAs, Lily Allen's blowback from her video for "Hard Out Here," and the response to Perry's own AMA performance, outside of a few corners of Twitter and Jezebel's article on the matter, the pop star's latest stunt has gone mostly unnoticed.
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