Katy Perry’s ‘offensive’ appearance at AMAs
By Hardeep Phull
Everyone was expecting Miley Cyrus to do something outrageous at Sunday night’s American Music Awards, but it turned out to be her usually squeaky-clean pop rival who did the offending.
Katy Perry raised plenty of eyebrows as she opened up the ceremony at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles with a culturally insensitive, Japanese-themed performance of “Unconditionally” which featured the singer dressed as a Geisha. Within minutes, fans and viewers were accusing her of cultural appropriation with one Twitter user commenting “This is the performance equivalent of an offensive Halloween costume.”