Some moments in history are so powerful, you cannot forget where you were when they occurred. The Moon Landing*. When the Berlin Wall fell**. And now, when Katy Perry said "Wig" on national television.
All the gays in the audience already know what's going on here. 18-year-old contestant and blossoming gay icon Noah Davis said "wig" before his American Idol audition, Katy Perry freaked out that he said it, and fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan (plus every str8 person watching the show) were left dazed wondering, "What is wig?"
And for all you heteros out there, here's the Urban Dictionary term for "wig." The more you know!
Anyways, I feel like the more I try to explain this the more I'm going to confuse you. You simply *HAVE* to watch the clip from last night's premiere. There are no words in the English language that will do this moment justice...aside from me repeating "WIG" ad nauseum.
So stop whatever you're doing, grab your headphones, or hell, blast this thing on FULL volume because it will be the most important 4:43 of your week and quite possibly your year.
Also I'm low-key stanning Noah already because he wasn't just good for a "wig" moment. His performance of Rihanna's "Stay" earned him a trip to the Hollywood round (WIG)...
...and even had Katy's wig crossing state borders!
Also he said if he wins American Idol the first thing he's going to do is buy an alpaca so, like...WIG.
Anyway, because this is stan Twitter, they took Katy and Noah's moment and ran with it...
...farther than I ever thought a wig could fly, TBH.
This had me cackling.
But overall, this was like a really precious moment and I'm excited to see queer culture crossing over into the mainstream. Also, get that Idol crown, Noah!