On a recent Instagram Live, the pop princess—sporting a striking new blonde pixie cut—fielded questions from fans. Then, one commenter chimed in that she missed Katy's long black tresses, which prompted KP to crack a now-controversial joke.
"Oh, someone says, 'I miss your old black hair.' Oh, really? Do you miss Barack Obama as well? Oh, Okay. Times change. Bye! See you guys later."
What she says it true: both her black hair and our former black president are gone. But really, did her quip have anything at all to do with race, or was she merely referring to two things that are missed?
Unsurprisingly, some outraged commentators went with the former option...
Things may be getting even more awkward for the "Chained to the Rhythm" singer. Coinciding with that aforementioned furor, a tweet has re-emerged from 2013 by a producer for The Wkd alleging that she flippantly tossed around the word "nigga."
Yikes. But at least at this point, it's still hearsay, and Katy has yet to comment.
Of course, the possibility remains that this is all the doing of a vengeful Guy Fieri, who is plotting to destroy his new lookalike's reputation.