After years of witnessing the rivalry between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, the war is seemingly coming to a close with T-Swift as the winner.
Many things can be blamed for the demise of Perry’s career but none more so than third wave feminism, a cancer she brought on herself.
Perry had a meteoric rise in the pop world, releasing nine number-one singles in just five years from 2008 to 2013, and then Katy met feminism.
The singer started her downward spiral quickly after announcing to the world “maybe I’m a feminist after all” in a 2014 Time interview.
While she always had left-wing leanings and campaigned for former President Obama’s re-election campaign, it wasn’t until she declared herself a feminist that she lost her career and her mind. She seemed to forget quickly afterward that her job was to be an entertainer that made people happy and turned into a shrill left-wing harpy who felt it was her job to make white Millennials feel guilty as if she was a nun or something.
Yet her life really spiraled out of control when she began campaigning for Hillary Clinton. Like an addiction to crystal meth, endorsing Hillary will destroy your life.
After Hillary’s loss, Perry adopted a short blonde lesbianic haircut resembling Eminem’s in the late 90’s. She also had a long sit-down interview with Black Lives Matter leader DeRay McKesson who looked noticeably uncomfortable while Perry mumbled about cultural appropriation, but that could have just been because openly gay activist had to sit so close to a vagina for that long.
The damage to her career was incalculable. Her album Witness was released on June 9, 2017, hit number-one and then immediately flew down to #13 the following week.
A recording artist’s first single off of any record is usually the most important. After years of hitting it out the park with radio friendly pop songs like “I Kissed A Girl,” “California Gurls,” and “Roar” on her previous records, Perry released “Chained to the Rhythm” off of Witness which peaked at number-four before falling down the charts.
Her follow-up singles “Bon Appétit” and “Swish Swish” bombed, peaking on the Billboard charts at #59 and #46, respectively.
Adding insult to injury, she released the music video to “Swish Swish” just 24-hours before rival Taylor Swift dropped “Look What You Made Me Do” and was totally forgotten.
As T-Swift dominated social media and radio airwaves, Perry’s irrelevance was never more apparent.
Swift’s music video, featuring only the lyrics to her song, outpaced Perry’s high production music video on YouTube and was streamed far more than “Swish Swish” on Spotify.
Perry is hoping that hosting the VMA’s may rejuvenate her career, but it seems unlikely. Feminism is cancer and Perry’s case is a stage four.