Katy Perry has long been a vocal proponent of LGBT rights, but she’s also been criticized for a lack of sensitivity and understanding on issues affecting the community.
Early songs such as “I Kissed a Girl” and “Ur So Gay” have been slammed for, respectively, denigrating homosexuality, and this week finds Katy under fire for allegedly turning her back on a segment of the population she claims to support, the LGBT.
Yesterday, Katy Perry took to Instagram to announce the released a new single entitled “Bon Appetit” featuring the Migos that has made her LGBT and non-homophobic fans frown at her new alliance with the hip hop group.
She shared the photo below with the caption
“For your freaking weekend: BON APPÉTIT FT. MIGOS 🥐🍑🍓🍒🍌”
The complaints stem from the fact that the members of Migos have an ugly history of openly making homophobic comments.
The most recent incident occurred back in January when Atlanta rapper iLoveMakonnen came out as gay, and Migos’ Quavo remarked, “This world is not right.”
During the 2016 US Presidential election, we all know Katy criticized Donald Trump and vocally supported Hillary Clinton, in large part, she says due to the the candidates stance on key social issues which includes legalizing LGBT.
So it’s understandable that her LGBT fans feel betrayed seeing Katy team up with a group that’s openly and recently expressed homophobic views.
For their part, Migos claim they’re not homophobic, but many are unconvinced and have accused the group of playing the “I have a gay friend” card.
In a response to questions about his Makonnen comments, Quavo argued that he was simply trying to express that the rapper’s homosexuality might undermine his street cred.
He added that his collaboration with bisexual singer Frank Ocean proves that he’s not homophobic, in quote he said:
“When Makonnen’s music came out I thought it was hard, so if he would’ve come out the same way… I got a record with Frank Ocean ‘Slide’. That closes my case,” Quavo told Billboard magazine.
If you real from the heart, you real from the heart. That ain’t got nothing to do with no sex or gender. It’s 2017, and we all living.”
But come to think of it, what has sexuality has to do with features in music that Katy LGBT fans are debating on? if start choosing to songs for the singers sexuality or social stands, that means 90% of both homophobic and non-cisgender will wrap-off.
Quavo is right, “this world is not right” and need to be fixed by the Creator, whats this LGBT dominating the world.