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The new video for Katy Perry's number-one hit "Part of Me," off Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, was released last week, and it showed us a Perry quite unlike the California Gurl we're used to. Filmed at California's Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, it features the singer in full-on G.I. Jane mode, joining the Marines in a paean to girl power — Perry actually trained with real boot-camp instructors in preparation for the role. But not everyone was impressed. Third-wave feminist author Naomi Wolf (The Beauty Myth) is calling on Americans to boycott Perry, calling her new video "a total piece of propaganda for the Marines." Wolf wrote on her Facebook page: "I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it. It is truly shameful... I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I [...] »
Wolf, who is best known for her book "The Beauty Myth" and most recently made headlines when she was arrested in October at an Occupy Wall Street protest, is asking the public to boycott the singer's video because she claims it's propaganda for the U.S. Marines Corps.
Perry's latest video features the singer breaking up with a boyfriend and doing her best "G.I. Jane" impersonation as she cuts her hair and joins the Marines.
"Have you all seen the Katy Perry Marines video?" Wolf posted on her Facebook page on Sunday. "It is a total piece of propaganda for the Marines ... I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it ... It is truly shameful."
The author added, "I would suggest a boycott of this singer »
- Stephanie Marcus
2 items from 2012
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