Barbies hmm…

April 8, 2009 at 1:59 am (music) (, , , , , )

 

The Katy Perry’s Ur so Gay music vid uses barbies.  I wondered why until the end of the vid.   Besides the barbie scenes Katy Perry is playing her guitar in an extremely colorful background in which the clouds have smiley faces that frown toward the end. 

A lot of people say this song is homophobic, but I don’t think it warrants such a strong word.  Granted the use of gay as an insult is not good, but the song goes along the lines of this guy is a pretty boy and puts on things like eyeliner. 

She could have used a better phrase (which would have made it a different song), but then again music has to be controversal to get publicity. So what do you think about this song and music video? And the use of barbies?

Kagehime

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1 Comment

  1. orwell said,

    I’m guessing the video director is a fan of Todd Haynes’ debut film “Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story,” which was famous for using Barbie Dolls in place of actual actors.

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