It's been 10 years since Britney Spears had one of the most public breakdowns in celebrity history. Never have we witnessed, in such gross detail, a celebrity of such high caliber fall so hard.
Because it was easy to pick on her and it was a different time (2007), people started making head-shaving jokes. Shaving your head became known as “pulling a Britney.”
The problem is that shit got stale fast.
As we all know, making fun of mental illness isn't cool. And the whole Britney situation was so insanely fucked up. We were watching a woman hit rock bottom right in front of our eyes. No one was helping her and it became entertainment for millions of people to watch this woman self-destruct.
Katy is seemingly obsessed with Britney shaving her head. She has brought up Britney shaving her head multiple times thoughout her career... and, TO THIS DAY, seems to still think it's a joke.
*Knock knock*: It isn't 2007. These jokes aren't funny anymore.
Katy's first Britney head-shaving dig happened in 2010 in a radio interview with Radio 2. In the interview, Katy alludes to the fact that she won't have a breakdown, but may shave her head someday:
My first record didn't take off until I was 23 so I was perhaps in a different headspace to someone who became successful at a younger age. If you're starting at 14 or 15 your maturity hasn't fully evolved. I'm not going to say I won't mess up, because someday I might want to shave my head. But not today because I'll get sunburn! I'm lucky because I have a great support system.