Katy Perry Accused Of Racism After Featuring Big-Butt Mummies In Performance

June 11, 2014  |  

Katy Perry is under fire again after images from one of her stage sets from the Prismatic World Tour leaked to the Internet. During the set, the controversial singer dances on stage with a group of women dressed as buxom mummies with large backsides, big breast, full lips and black bobs. Many have taken offense to the set, stating that it promotes stereotypes and objectifies the black female body. And of course, folks wasted no time in taking to Twitter to blast the 29-year-old singer over the stereotypical images used in the performance.

Others argue that the mummies weren’t offensive and that they simply went along with the performance’s ancient Egyptian theme.

This of course, isn’t the first time one of Katy’s performances has left folks with a sour taste in their mouths. At the American Music Awards, the singer was pegged as racially insensitive after she appeared on stage dressed as a Japanese Geisha. Katy however, defended the performance.

“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,” she told GQ back in February.

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