Carman, Is Katy I Kissed a Girl Perry Homophobic

Carman, Is Katy I Kissed a Girl Perry Homophobic - Is Katy...

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Is Katy 'I Kissed a Girl' Perry Homophobic? T HE SAPPHIC HIT SONG of last surmmer, "I Kissed a Girl," is sung COLIN by Katy Perry, a minister's daugh- ter and Santa Barbara native whose debut song, "One of the Boys," con- I Kiss tinues to inhabit the charts. No other straight by K• songstress has so clearly captured the arous- Capitc ing unease that follows one's first same-sex kiss. Of this paradoxical pleasure she observes: "It felt so wrong/ It felt so right"; and adds defiantly: "I kissed a girl and I liked it." The off-rhyme of "I liked it" and the "taste of her cherry ChapStick" literalizes such forbidden fruit. "I Kissed a Girl" has generated controversy from both pre- dictable and unexpected quarters. Not surprisingly, its bi-curious theme was roundly denounced by FoxNews and church groups, while Rolling Stone (9/18/2008) dubbed Perry a "faux lesbian." In an interview with the magazine, Perry confessed that the cho- rus came to her in her sleep: "I woke up [and] was like, I love this! This is so taboo!" But, one might ask, does the act in ques- tion originate from a real fantasy that she harbors-or even a
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