Katy Perry sees you and your media tricks. (Guilty.)
“It is a hundred times harder a dream than the dream that I dreamt when I was 9,” Perry said about her pop-star fantasies. “You think you signed up for one thing, but you automatically sign up for a hundred others. And that is why you see people shaving their f—ing heads.”
Perry is well-versed in how the media tends to simplify stories, and she’s got her own theories about how that all plays out, likening celebrity to a modern-day soap opera. “You’ve got to name someone the villain, someone the princess, someone the mom-, the dad-type — you know, there always have to be characters,” she explained. “As pop figures, we’re all characters. And the media uses that. Who is the sweetheart, who is the villain? You know. Taylor’s the sweetheart. Kanye’s the villain. That’s the narrative.”
Katy’s character should begin a new narrative/tabloid romance with Left Shark, the breakout star of the Super Bowl.