Anyone who knows me or who has ever heard my stand-up knows I can’t stand Katy Perry. I think she’s a great talent, but her talent is being misused on this fraudulent image she’s created to sing foolish lyrics about life as a drunken floozy. Perry has proven to be great fodder for bloggers and comedians: I’ve blogged about her horrid song E.T. and why it’s bad for girls, a song I also parodied with the Key of Awesome. I’ve joked about her song Firework in Time Out New York, which I also parodied for Key of Awesome. Twitter celeb and comedian Rob Delaney wrote a brilliant open letter to Perry for Vice magazine, analyzing the lyrics of her most recent radio release, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).
All of those pieces are great, but I just saw the best, most hilarious, incisive bit of comedic criticism of not only Katy Perry but pop superstars Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj as well. I give you, “Be Yourself,” a video by UCB’s Alison Bennett, co-starring Violet Krumbein and Sasheer Zamata. It cuts through the crap that these pop tarts are trying to sell our daughters about individuality and beauty and shows these clowns for, well, who they really are. Enjoy!
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