Katy Perry is known for being controversial but not necessarily political. However, feminist author and activist Naomi Wolf has taken offense to Perry’s new video “Part of Me” and believes it should be boycotted, reports The Huffington Post.
Wolf has made her way into the spotlight ever since her book “The Beauty Myth” was published. Although she is best known for her book, she recently made headlines when she was arrested after she was protesting on Occupy Wall Street during October.
Wolf does not want anyone to watch Katy’s new video and is asking the public to boycott it. According to Wolf, the “Part of Me” video is just propaganda for the US Marine Corps. If Wolf is to be believed, Perry was probably paid by the US Government to make her video.
“Have you all seen the Katy Perry Marines video?” Wolf posted on her Facebook page on Sunday. “It is a total piece of propaganda for the Marines… I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it… It is truly shameful.” The author added, “I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I really liked — if you are as offended at this glorification of violence as I am.”
The video shows Perry catch her boyfriend cheating on her. She instantly breaks up with him and runs to a local store where she sees a bumper sticker that reads, “All women are created equal, then some become Marines.” She runs into the bathroom and cuts all her hair off and wraps her chest. After emerging from the restroom with her new due the video shows her training and being at war.
Katy was going with female empowerment when she made the video.
“It’s an affirmation of strength, so I wanted to go the strongest route I ever could,” she explained. “Literally, I was like, ‘I’m gonna join the service. I’m gonna join the Marines.’ We used only Marines. … For three days, I was a wannabe Marine, which was so difficult.”
Do you think the video conveys propaganda for the Marines or female empowerment?