Katy Perry had a bad hair weekend after coming under fire for a reference to former President Barack Obama, E! reported.
During an Instagram Live exchange in which a fan commented on the singer turning her black hair blonde, the “Bon Appetit” performer replied: “Oh someone says, ‘I miss your old black hair.’ Oh, really? Do you miss Barack Obama as well? Oh, OK. Times change. Bye! See your guys later.”
— DJ SCREAM (@DJSCREAM) April 30, 2017
Harsh reaction to Perry somehow connecting her formerly dark locks to the former commander-in-chief continued on Twitter into late Sunday. Some also came to Perry’s defense, saying she had done nothing offensive.
Vibe wrote that Perry mentioned Obama because the username of the fan in the online exchange was “MsBarackObamaAsWell.”
People noted Perry’s support for Obama previously, but her hair comment had a part of the internet tressing-out.
Not Katy Perry pretending to be a woke activist then making an insensitive joke comparing her hair to Obama pic.twitter.com/uex3jZ8orS
— #1 snake stan (@slitherswift) April 30, 2017
Katy Perry joke was just very tasteless. What does black hair have to do with Barack Obama……………..just bad.
— Nia (@faggerella) April 30, 2017
@katyperry 😒 that was very disrespectful what you said about Obama I'm very disappointed smh
— TeRrEnCe (@dat_leo_mYcAh) May 1, 2017
Katy Perry meant she wants Obama back and can't have him same way ppl want her black hair and won't get it back … Christ ppl lol
— Wally Szczerbiak (@findingwhitney) April 30, 2017