You had to know that when Katy Perry finally explained her pop star feud with Taylor Swift, it was going to be far less than interesting to a grown up.
James Corden transitioned from a moving speech on the Manchester Arena Muslim bombing on his Late Late Show to a carpool karaoke segment with Katy Perry with deft segue. Corden’s show may be on at one in the morning, but he manages to cater to a teen girl crowd who don’t watch television. Something of a genius multi-platform strategy. CBS TV for people over 65 to dead, video segments within for 12-15.
Katy Perry explained that her backup dancers went to work for Taylor Swift on her new tour but with the understanding that that stable of gay versatile twinks were still under the House Perry. When Perry announced her future tour and her dancers informed Swift they’d be moving back to the big house in the future, she fired them all. Not even a glitter goodbye party. Worst of all, Swift sang a song about it all, blaming Perry. In case you were wondering what really went on in the middle school girls bathroom. Before the boys in dresses and their court orders ruined the vibe.
Perry brought it all back to how sad it is that women fight with one another:
But what I want to say is that I’m ready for that BS to be done. Now, there is the law of cause and effect. You do something, and there’s going to be a reaction, and trust me, Daddy, there’s going to be a reaction. It’s all about karma, right? … I think, personally, that women together, not divided, and none of this petty bullshit, women together will heal the world.
Women together might possibly save the world. It’s hard to properly asses such an extreme hypothetical. You’ve spent three years and tons of time and energy fighting with a petty blonde over backup dancers. You’re the reason the world is wounded. If you two did this shit topless, we might have a salve. Now, get back in that studio and order people to write you something healing.
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