Katy Perry is being accused of racism after her AMA performance this weekend. While singing her single ‘Unconditionally’, Katy dressed up as a geisha and wore powder on her face. The powder and the traditional garb seemed to annoy a lot of people, but more so because it was associated with a song about ‘doormats’.
A blog hit out against Katy’s performance, especially for “illustrating her song about being a doormat with her fauxriental look. Perry’s whiteface/yellowface performance [was] a harsh reminder of how deeply anchored the archetype of the exotic, self-sacrificing ‘lotus blossom’ is in the Western imagination.”