Katy Perry is making headlines again, this time for her attire at Sunday night’s AMAs. The starlet opened the awards ceremony performing her latest single, “Unconditionally,” and wearing a traditional Geisha-inspired dress.
Now, Perry has sparked debate with the traditional Japanese Geisha costume in which she appeared. Perry is no stranger to controversy and her love for bizarre costumes. She has sported a blue bob haircut in recent years, and appeared in a dress designed to look like candy during her California Dreams tour.
According to various sources, Perry stated that she wanted to really push the envelope with her performance, which she ultimately accomplished. Katy recently tweeted a “hint” to fans as to what her “theme” would be at the AMAs.
A clue to the theme of my AMA performance this evening! I will be OPENING the show & taking you on a trip!!! pic.twitter.com/axoV5COKZV
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) November 24, 2013
Immediately following Perry’s Geisha act, a Twitter debate began, with fans and viewers calling the singer “racist” for donning the Japanese dress.
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) November 25, 2013
— Jessica Price (@JNPriceIsRight) November 25, 2013
Main image courtesy @eonline via Twitter.