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People Are Mad At Katy Perry For Making A Joke About Barack Obama

Honestly, I don't get the joke.

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This is Katy Perry. She's a v famous singer.

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And this is Barack Obama. He used to be President of the United States.

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What do these two have in common? Well, apparently Katy made a weird joke in an Instagram live video.

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In the video, Katy was reading and responding to questions from fans. One said, "I miss your old black hair" (Katy recently cut and dyed her 'do). What was Katy's response?

I'm sure we can all do without @katyperry right ??? #Loser

Yeah she said, "Oh, really? Do you miss Barack Obama as well? Oh, OK. Times change. Bye! See you guys later."

And it turns out Katy's comment isn't really inspiring people. They're pretty upset.

Wow Katy Perry. The reference to former Pres. Obama was offensive & a poor, tasteless attempt at humor. Your privilege is showing.

Not thrilled.

It's been a long time since I cringed as hard as I did when I saw that @katyperry "do you miss Barrack Obama" video

A little put off.

Not Katy Perry pretending to be a woke activist then making an insensitive joke comparing her hair to Obama

Just kind of angry.

Katy Perry just cancelled herself with this one. She is the human form of the #FyreFestival now. https://t.co/4US9cvc75G

Getting shady.

Meanwhile Taylor Swift watching Katy Perry's mentions right now like

There are those, however, who are defending her, saying that they understand what she was trying to say:

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

I don't get why everyone is so upset with Katy Perry... her joke wasn't racist at all...her hair used to be black and Obama USED to be prez.

Well, that's what's new with the Grammy winner (and Katy Perry).

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