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November 29, 2013 - 4:00 pm

The Puffington Host is on the case. Because that’s what they do. They determine stories by their search engine optimization possibilities, run them through the “X is offensive because Y” macro, hit publish.

Katy Perry opened the American Music Awards on Sunday night dressed as a geisha while belting out her latest single “Unconditionally.”

Although the stage aesthetics and colorful attire were quite beautiful, Perry is being called racist for sexualizing a traditional Japanese female figure, who is paid to serve as a hostess and excels in the art of entertainment, reports The Huffington Post.

The opening act included cherry blossoms, a Shinto shrine and taiko drummers. Perry appeared on stage draped in a kimono along with several dozen dancers wearing the cultural garb. Shortly after her performance ended, though, the critics began sounding off.

Cosmopolitan.com led their coverage by asking ”Was Katy Perry’s AMAs performance racist?” but Vulture.com’s writer Jesse David Fox wasn’t so diplomatic in his approach. He compared her showing to other “racially tut-tutted” performances.

Whatever. The Grammys are among those boring awards show I only watch if I absolutely have to. There are approximately 3,720 better ways to spend one’s time than watching egos who mostly attack what I believe in stroke each other. In this case, I’m offended that people keep getting offended at everything. We’ve built cities and empires and come to this pinnacle of civilization, only to take offense at every single thing about it.

The only opinion I have about the actual show is that Katy Perry is the worst looking geisha in the history of geishas. I have some Japanese roots. This is awful.

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I’ve seen better geishas on Halloween. I hope it’s not racist to say that Perry’s getup looks more like a clown costume than anything else.

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Cross-posted from the PJ Tatler

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Since she was one of those "artists" who embraced Obama and decided that anyone who opposed his reelection was racist, as far as I'm concerned...petard, meet hoist.
1 year ago
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OMG she sexualized a geisha? Is the writer aware that the geisha was *supposed** to be the epitome of (unattainable) sexiness?
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
From a progressive perspective, what exactly ISN'T racist?
1 year ago
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So by the critics' standards, the next time an entertainer dresses like a cowboy, she's being a racist against American white males.Perry was performing in what has been traditionally considered a paragon of beauty and grace in both Asian and Western cultures, the geisha. The critics are myopically stupid.
1 year ago
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So, she's guilty of insensitivity to traditional Japanese Prostitutes.
The PC Police need to get their behinds back to school, if they wanna complain about something they really should know what they're talking about.
1 year ago
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Ehhh, kinda, but not really. Geishas don't really have a modern equivalent. Yes, you're paying big money to be graced by their presence, and they could end up quite wealthy and successful because of it, but they weren't hookers in the sense that we understand it. It took a professional level of training...they were more like a sort of celebrity royalty.
1 year ago
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zeprin, geishas were not prostitutes in the Western sense. They were women who were dolled up to sooth with gentle presence, beauty, and grace the men who paid for the privilege to relax around them. Traditionally, sex was not involved. You "should know what (you're) talking about" before pointing the finger.
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I think you're a bit confused. Your headline says her Grammy performance but in the body it says the American Music Awards. The AMAs were last Sunday, so that needs to be uniform. Aside from that, people with too much time on their hands need to stop imagining racism where there is none.
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