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Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’ Raises Seedy Question With Aussie Officials
Katy Perry’s hit new album “Prism” has run afoul with Australian authorities, though not for its lyrical content.
The deluxe version of “Prism” is accompanied with a packet of seeds, which the pop singer encourages her followers to plant. She didn’t clear her “green” initiative with Australia’s Department of Agriculture, however, which has declared the seeds a potential biohazard.
The local edition of the album is pressed Down Under, and the seeds are sourced from Western Australia. But Aussie fans who buy “Prism” from online retailers based abroad could see the CD confiscated on arrival under Australia’s strict customs rules.
The “biohazard” warning certainly hasn’t harmed Perry’s buzz Down Under. “Prism” debuted at the top of Australia’s album sales chart earlier this week, following the No. 1 peak of her predecessor, “Teenage Dream,” which led the chart in Sept. 2010. The single “Roar” sits at No. 2, having led the chart for seven weeks, while follow-up “Unconditionally” opens at No. 11. Perry has visited Australia in recent weeks on a promo visit.