Katy Perry Would Like to Rewrite the Lyrics of ‘I Kissed a Girl’ to Remove ‘Stereotypes’

“Bisexuality wasn’t as talked about back then, or any type of fluidity.”

Katy Perry kissed a girl, and she regrets it.

Not kissing a girl. As you may recall from the lyrics of her hit 2008 song, she dug the taste of her cherry ChapStick. 

The singer, who now creates “purposeful pop,” regrets what she considers the outdated lyrics of the song. Perry explained why in an interview with Glamour:

“That was in 2008 when it came out. I think we’ve really changed, conversationally, in the past ten years. We’ve come a long way. Bisexuality wasn’t as talked about back then, or any type of fluidity. If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it. Lyrically, it has a couple of stereotypes in it. Your mind changes so much in ten years, and you grow so much. What’s true for you can evolve.”

(Photo: Maxim)

That said, the song was still controversial at the time of its release. Cultural conservatives decried its promotion of homosexuality while the gay community immediately saw problems.

A 2008 article from Slant magazine read, “‘I Kissed a Girl’ isn’t problematic because it promotes homosexuality, but because its appropriation of the gay lifestyle exists for the sole purpose of garnering attention — both from Perry’s boyfriend and her audience.”

We are also highly offended by her suggestion that men can’t wear cherry ChapStick.

Where do you stand in this debate?


h/t Uproxx