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Katy Perry At The AMAs: If It’s Asian, It Must Be Geisha

November 22nd, 2011 | 14 comments | Posted by Jen

Katy Perry wore a gown printed with East Asian calligraphy to Sunday’s American Music Awards, which garnered her all kinds of comparisons to a “geisha.” HuffPo and Celebuzz called her look “geisha-inspired,” the SF Chronicle called it “glam geisha,” My Fashion Life put their thang down, flipped it and reversed it to “geisha glam,” and another site said the dress was in the style of “Memoirs of a Geisha.”

Ever see a geisha with her boobs pushed up under her chin? Didn't think so

Only problem is, the Vivienne Westwood-designed gown Perry wore has nothing to do with geishas, and was actually “inspired” by a Chinese flower painting. The calligraphy on the dress Perry wore is Chinese, not Japanese. The dress is from Westwood’s Spring 2012 Gold Label collection, which drew from “Chinese calligraphy, Mao jackets, Berber dress, and 17th century corsets as influences.”

This isn’t the first time Katy Perry wore something Asian-looking that writers lazily labeled “geisha.” Back in August, Perry attended the VMAs carrying a parasol, dressed in an Atelier Versace cheongsam mini, which was also dubbed “geisha-inspired.” The cheongsam, however, is Chinese. Perry’s look was lifted directly from 1920′s-30′s Shanghai, a look immortalized later in the 20th century by home decor posters printed from vintage Chinese ads:

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Wut Da Dang Deal, Victoria’s Secret?!

November 11th, 2010 | 6 comments | Posted by Jen

Another year, another Victoria’s Secret show.

This year’s Tits & Assfest, held at the Lexington Armory in NYC, featured Adriana Lima wearing a $2 million bra encrusted with diamonds, sapphires, topaz stones, and maybe a little mother’s milk (Lima had a baby last year)…

A performance by Katy Perry’s ubiquitous cleavage…

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When Worlds Collide: Ono And Gaga

October 5th, 2010 | 3 comments | Posted by Diana

Lady Gaga Joins Yoko Ono and We Are Plastic Ono Band at LA's Orpheum Theatre, Oct. 2

YOKO ONO: And today, ladies and gentlemen, a very special guest. We recently made acquaint–

LADY GAGA: LADY GAGA IS HERE!

YOKO ONO: Yes, a remarkable young woman with a very, ah, artistic–

LADY GAGA: ARE YOU LISTENING TO US, LA???

YOKO ONO: I am so very pleased to meet her, the work this performer has done to make a statement about real issues, like–

LADY GAGA: ARE YOU LISTENING?!?!?!?!

[Awkward pause]

YOKO ONO: We are going to take a short break I think.

LADY GAGA: We are?

YOKO ONO: Step to the side of the stage.

[Awkward pause]

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Taylor Swift’s Swastika Buddy

October 29th, 2009 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana

This photo just emerged from Katy Perry’s recent Willy Wonka-themed birthday bash, which displays the adorably squinty-eyed Taylor Swift and this clever gentleman:

Who should be slapped first?

Who should be slapped first?

Whoopsie!

TMZ reports that Swift’s rep had a reasonable explanation for the faux-to pas: “Taylor took pictures with about 100 people that night … she doesn’t know who this guy is and she didn’t realize what was on his shirt.”

OH. That makes sense to us. After all, it’s very difficult to notice a GIANT, RED, FUCKIN’ SWASTIKA ON THE FRONT OF SOMEONE’S GODDAMN SHIRT. Especially when you’re busy celebrating!

[TMZ: Taylor Swift Embraces The Swastika]

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Katy Perry’s Asian?

July 28th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Fact: Asians love Josh Groban.

It all goes back to Groban’s version of “You Raise Me Up.” “YRMU” is a siren song to our people–vaguely religious, anthemic, treacly, referencing nature–”mountains” and “stormy seas”–and perfect for karaoke (and by “perfect” I mean perfect for butchering, given some of its tricky high notes).

Michelle Kwan skated to it.

A Japanese version of it was the theme song to a 2007 anime series called Romeo x Juliet.

Filipina teen singing phenom and Oprah-favorite Charice Pempengco recorded it for her second album, My Inspiration, which was released in May of this year.

Shoot, even my parents sang it with their Chinese choir a few years ago (um, speaking of butchering).

So, I’m not saying Katy Perry, who’s been linked with Josh Groban, is Asian or anything…


But I think it’s really really weird that she stole my mama’s tattoo.

[via Gawker]

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Ur So Gay, U Probably Think This Post Is About U

July 7th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

I was naturally disturbed when our friends at Homo Shame discovered the Tumblr blog of this young DISGRASIAN-in-training:.


No, I’m not about to use this forum to disgrace some nobody young’un (that’s not how we roll), but I did wonder what this little girl’s obsession with gay tests and not being gay and calling people gay came from who the hell is influencing the kids today, yknowwhatimsayin?

A quick scroll down the page answered that question in this instance:


AGH. Of COURSE! KATY PERRY! That creepy Zooey Deschanel knockoff with the inane outfits and creepy saucer-eyed stare (Is that all it takes to be a pop star these days, by the way? Somebody ask Lady GaGa) and former Christian pop career and new top 40 songs I’ve never heard (thank bejeezus) and semi-famous rocker ex. Of COURSE this ignoramus is responsible for the influence of our country’s dumb, ADD-afflicted, impressionable youth.

What’s the deal with this song, anyway?


Can somebody please explain to Perry and, for that matter, Capitol Records, that tossing around the word “gay” as an insult is REALLY FUCKING IRRESPONSIBLE? Do we need Hillary Duff to tell them all what’s what (I’m not sure I ever thought I’d see the day)?

Perhaps they might realize that there are real results to having a provocative hit song that playfully attaches a negative connotation to a word that describes sexuality–beyond a couple of people that “live to be offended” writing on Perry’s social networking profile.

And those results are what you see above.

(Also, it’s “you’re,” not “Ur.” Stupid kids!)

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Su Her–for Defamasian of Cut Roll Character

June 2nd, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

When in the business of blogging (“business,” by the way), one often finds themself face-to-face with a photograph that simultaneously compels and stumps them.

Case in point, Katy Perry’s sushi outfit from Japan’s MTV Video Awards:

Don’t even try to tell me that sushit is fresh

…which is obviously abhorrent. But the question is, why? Is it simply the off-putting element of Perry’s racial drag: her geisha girl kimono, heavy-slanted eyeliner, noir-colored mop? Could it be that I’m simply confused, like Jen, about why the fuck this chick is famous besides kissing a girl (also: who hasn’t?) and magically cloning the impish-smug-pinup facade of quirktress with the mostess, Zooey Deschanel? Do I immediately loathe those rocketing up the career ladder in their young twenties, because it reminds me that I’m now suffering through my criminally miserable late twenties, and soon will be too old to be an Influential Asian American Under 30?

Perhaps.

But I think it might just be the sweet shrimp at the crotch.

Smells like…

That just ain’t right. It ain’t.

[via Eat Me Daily]

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Hello Katy

February 20th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

I kissed a girl and I…


…wondered why the fuck Katy Perry is famous.

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