Rows of lit-up miniature houses lined the stage as the pop star, dressed in a pinstripe pantsuit, paced the aisles of the pop-up neighborhood. As the performance continued, two skeleton figures, one dressed in a suit with a red tie and the other in a red blazer and skirt, floated across the stage as the homes (with the help of backup dancers) began moving and parting the way for Perry and Marley.
Viewers were quick to point out that the skeletons were dressed in the same outfits that Trump and Theresa May, prime minister of the U.K. and leader of the Conservative Party, donned during May’s visit to the White House back in January. Perry was a very vocal supporter of Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, and actively campaigned for her during the campaign.
Perry and Marley ended the performance by joining hands and defiantly pumping a fist in the air.
At the 2017 Grammys, Perry similarly made a political statement during her performance of “Chained to the Rhythm.” Wearing a “persist” armband and a white pantsuit, she paced around a home that was fenced on all sides. An image of the U.S. Constitution was projected across the screen at the end of her set.
The 2017 Brit Awards, hosted by Emma Willis and Dermot O’Leary, took place at the O2 arena in London on Wednesday.
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This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.