Teen idol and pop star Katy Perry as you might expect is defending her much maligned performance as a geisha at the American Music Awards.
She told GQ that that her act was misunderstood by her critics.
“All I was trying to do is just give a very beautiful performance about a place that I have so much love for and find so much beauty in, and that was exactly where I was coming from, with no other thought besides it, ” said Perry.
The young star adorned fake eyelashes and a dress many Asian Americans described as a mash up between a Chinese cheongsam and a Japanese Kimono. It was a get up she thought fit quite well with her song Unconditionally.
“I was thinking about unconditional love, and I was thinking: Geishas are basically, like, the masters of loving unconditionally.” She’s so earnest, I don’t have the heart to point out that in the gamut of human interactions, the courtesan-patron relationship is, um, maybe the most conditional relationship there is?”
Perry’s comments were part of a cover story which you can read on GQ.