June 9th, 2010
12:48 PM ET

Katy Perry tweet just maybe dissed Gaga

Lady Gaga has once again reached into her usual bag of controversial tricks for the nearly 9 minute long music video for "Alejandro," and some have found it to be distasteful, including, maybe, Katy Perry.

Because of a suspiciously timed tweet sent out yesterday, Katy Perry has been accused of bad-mouthing Gaga. The "I Kissed a Girl" singer tweeted Tuesday, “Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke."

Some have taken that as a remark referring to Gaga's somewhat depressing video, in which she uses plenty of religious imagery, including dropping a rosary into her mouth while wearing a nun’s habit.

So to recap: Perry is against blasphemy, but a bra that spews white cake icing? That’s a go, as seen in a clip from Perry’s upcoming music video for “California Gurls."

Filed under: Celebrities • Music

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  1. 1035kissfm

    Here is a recent video of a radio interview with Katy Perry: http://www.1035kissfm.com/pages/ninablog.thml.html?an=Katy-Perry-Stops-By

    June 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Terry W. Brookman

    Ho Hum!

    June 14, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobbo1948

    This article is so meaningless that only people with no life whatsoever would actually comment on it.

    June 13, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kris

    Lady Gaga brought entertainment back into the pop music industry & she's gonna be around for more than 5 years (do you SEE her following??)

    Katy Perry will fizzle out soon enough. What she says is insignificant.

    June 13, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. RF

    But I like fart jokes...

    June 13, 2010 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sean

    Will this Lady G...whatever her name is...stop taking plays out of the Madonna play book and try something original? And this lesser Perry girl, who has the audacity to spark a religious debate after singing about kissing girls and shooting icing out of her bra in a video? Who comes up with these things? Gotta be busy publicists. Both ladies produce the musical equivalent of sewage. Talentless, overproduced garbage fed to the brainless minions who can easily be swayed by marketing money. Its actually hilarious to witness. The dumbing down of America continues....

    June 13, 2010 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. jefftey

    What an impressive display of courage for Katy Perry to go against the popular sentiment. It is both easy to agree with Lady Gaga and easy to bash religion, specifically Catholics. While I rarely listen to either I will choose to spend my money listening to the one who showed much courage and strength and go with her conscience. While I do believe Lady Gaga has voice talent her goal is to shock not to sing and entertain. She has many years to grow up and plenty of money to have fun with.

    June 13, 2010 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. Carol

    a number of years ago, Madonna's video which depicted a black Christ was just as controversial. Who cares anyway?

    June 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. lady gag gag

    Lady Gaga is just the current "flavor of the month". No one should take entertainment clowns seriously.

    June 12, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. Hodge

    ohdeargod, who cares?

    June 12, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  11. Asten

    Blashpemy? yeah right KAty you're better off wearing a burka than trying to point out indecently in Gaga's videos.

    June 12, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. schlvr

    Katy Who?

    June 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. andy

    What's so original about GaGa? Every song she sings sounds like a Madonna cover. And her freak show outfits? Just Madonna for the 21st Century. Not that I ever thought Madonna was much more than classless, wannabe Euro-trash, anyway. And Katy ..... got lucky with a novelty song & is marrying an up&coming comedian to keep in the limelight. No talent hack to the max.

    June 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saknutz

    Who is Katy Perry?

    June 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. CATom

    I thought they were fighting over which one has the bigger adams apple.

    June 11, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |

    ... Said the pot to the kettle ...

    June 11, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  17. RA

    I Kissed A Girl is the musical equivalent of a comedian telling a fart joke.

    June 11, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Actually she did a song worse than I Kissed A Girl, I believe it was called Ur So G@y. I mean, I understood the point of the song, but seriously, who names a song like that?

      June 11, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  18. citizenUSA

    Stomach's feeling sour... starting to rumble... churn and turn... starts shooting up... mouths opens... HUWAAAA!!!

    June 11, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  19. Dr. Mabuse

    One hack performer dissing another hack performer? What a waste of time.

    June 11, 2010 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  20. A

    katy perry is obviously jealous. her only fans are little girls and guys who like her boobs. enjoy the short-lived fame while it lasts, katy. if you can't capture real adults as fans because you're so self-indulgent and rude, you'll be nothing more than a flash in the pan. i, for one, can't wait until you disappear. you are an over-exposed hack.

    June 11, 2010 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  21. sheryl

    Lady Gaga is running circles around most artists. She has something lilke it or not.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Sheryl

    Katy Perry is jealous and it clearly shows. Laddy Gaga is an artist and anything she has done is still not as raunchy as Perry. She needs to run off and have Russell Brands baby already.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Markus30

    Gaga is a freak. FREAK SHOW Freak. who cares? It hurts my head to try to undertand who cares. It's simply which management group can pay media outlets the most to get the most comverage. I've never heard anyone talking about this hemo except news blogs. If you are a fan of Gaga, do me a favor... stick your hand in the garbage disposal and flip the switch. Then go bleed out in a bathtub.

    June 10, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Markus30

    Gaga is a freak. FREAK SHOW Freak. who cares? It hurts my head to try to undertand who cares. Is it simply which management group can pay media outlets the most to get the most comverage. I've never head anyone talking about this hemo except news blogs. If you are a fan of Gaga, do me a favor... stick your hand in the garbage disposal and flip the switch. Then go bleed out in a bathtub.

    June 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Lee Stewart

    These two no-talents together can't hold a candle to Madonna, the most over-rated no-talent of our time, so you know what kind of hype we're dealing with here. If there were any discerning taste or music appreciation in the today's people both KP and Lady Gag Gag would have been history much sooner.

    June 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  26. just me

    everyone disses gagass

    June 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Amber K.

    Both, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are talented and doing well in their careers. Constructive criticism should not be taken so personally. If Simon Cowell would have said what Katy said, a lot of people would nod their heads in approval.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  28. jack

    They both will be history in a year.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Mtka

    Katy Perry is just jealous because Gaga is rolling in millions and Perry in just a one hit wonder.

    June 10, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  30. Eri

    Sorry, but sometimes I laugh at fart jokes, are they supposed to be off limits?

    June 10, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  31. Einstein

    Both performers suck. As the laws of physics require that the voids left by their massive talent gaps be filled, they call attention to themselves. This lures bloggers toward the vacuum, who are then sucked in and used as a sort of compost-filler. Glad I could clear this up for everyone.

    June 10, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  32. Phil

    Why is there an article about this? Shouldn't you writers have something better to write about?

    June 10, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  33. Bob

    And she put out that "I grew up Roman Catholic" on the Larry King show before releasing this video. "I grew up Roman Catholic" is like "I have a lot of black friends" whenever you hear it you know it will be accompanied by something of poor taste. She's just so intolerant.

    June 10, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  34. RexMagnus

    Two talentless ho's...

    June 10, 2010 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  35. beth smith

    Lada Gaga Rocks - Katy Perry is Pretty (that is why she is where she is today) but TOTALLY TALENTLESS !!!! CNN SUCKS !

    June 9, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  36. mushymushroom

    Two things will make you famous in Hollywood.
    1. You are gay
    2. Mock the Christians especially the Catholics.

    No talent needed really. That's the awful truth. Do you think Gaga or Katy can be as popular now without their pro-gay anti Catholic antics? If yes, why do they have to do that? What for? For individuality? Why, is that what only they're made of? That's pathetic I'd say. You don't have to always be a rebel to be cool, being an artist is making a stand that actually makes sense not standing up and not having any idea why you do so.

    June 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Mean Gene

    Katy is just jealous she didn't get the chance to tongue up with Scarlett Johanson and Jesse James' ex did!!!@@

    June 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Vidura Barrios

    I LOVE the Lady Gaga video. The photography is beautiful and it actually has artistic merit. Unlike the Kate Perry video, which is kind of embarrassing. Also I don't think that the Lady Gaga video is disrespectful towards religion. Gaga is actually religious, but I do think that she is giving a jab towards Catholicism for their intolerance towards gays.

    June 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Jonesey

    Women are so catty. It's vomit inducing, as usual.

    June 9, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Kattara Beverly

    OMG, she didn't. Did anyone see the Kate Perry video? It is horrible, bubble gum and forgettable trash. The Lady Gaga video is so much better and artsy. It will be remember unlike the one with frost cake come out of her boobs. I think Kate needed some publicity. LOL

    June 9, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Lorin

    Marnie- Really? Bad Romance sounds like Alejandro?

    June 9, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Marnie

    All of Ga Ga's songs sound the same, with that nonsense talk, lala gaga blah blah.

    June 9, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Ben

    1) Gaga is reaching, I'm sure she knows that, nothing wrong with it either; she is successful and marketing herself through shock and awe.... its hard to keep that up and easy to step over the line now and again. If thats the extent of it; then I have no issue with her (and I didnt think the video was that bad, maybe a bit much for mainstream, but then again just about everything is...)

    2) Perry's comment had nothing to do with appropriateness, just the fact that it was crass art. Shes right, shes also not claiming to be above criticism....

    3) The author of this blog does not "get it", obviously.

    June 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Ken

    Lady Gagme's run of poor costuming and uninspired music were called out. Not that Perry has that much to call anyone out with but she is at least attractive. Something the guidette from Jersey cannot have said about her. Besides Perry's shows are fun, Gagme's are the fashion show from Heck.

    June 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  45. T

    Isn't it apparent that all of Gaga's videos are just for entertainment purposes? Why does everyone think that everything has to have a meaning. And now everyone is stealing Gaga's "look" ex. Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Katy Perry. It's obvious there all riding her wave and now K Perry is making fun of her. What a joke, even her California one hit wonder doesn't compare to Lady Gaga's hits. I admit Gaga is weird and her music may be trendy but it's good music. period.

    June 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Dave in Connecticut

    Katy Perry is hot, smoking hot, and she has new songs out with Timberland and Snoop Dogg. Gaga is a disgusting person with a warped tramp girl style. She is no Madonna as people like to compare. Madonna has class. Gaga is a freak show making money off shocking people and degrading herself and religion, anything for a buck.

    June 9, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Madonna has class!? I would never make that claim;however, when I first became aware of Lady Gaga I instantly told others that she would be BETTER than Madonna. This woman is going to be around for a very long time, so get used to it.

      June 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Mae-sa

    1) I didn't really like the Alejandro video at first, but it made more sense after reading what it meant (same as with all of Gaga's vids) and also, it wasn't as morbid after seeing Steven Kleins' artwork.
    2) Gaga has so many references that she is actually teaching me stuff. (Who is Stanley Kubrick, who is Iron Maiden, who is Neil Diamond, who is Steven Klein, who is Philip Tracey, who is Spencer Tunick,) I've never learned ANYTHING from ANY pop artist in history, especially not Katy Perry! We ARE engaged after Gaga releases a video, we DO talk about it with other people, we ARE engaging our brains and asking ourselves how we feel about subjects. I think it's good.
    3) Katy Perry's real name is Kate Hudson. She took her mothers maiden name, because, well, Kate Hudson was already taken! So Gaga isn't the only one who has a "stage name".
    4) Katy sounded like CRAP on the MTV movie awards, she should lip-sing.

    June 9, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Bob

    This is so poor of Lady Gaga. Catholicism is one of the few things people are still able to publically mock. And she mocks it. She gets on her high horse, acts on her prejudice and intolerantly mocks Catholicism.

    June 9, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nepuchuun

      "She gets on her high horse, acts on her prejudice and intolerantly mocks Catholicism."

      While the Catholics get on their high horse, act on their predjudices and intolerantly bash GLBT people and their families.
      What's your point?

      June 9, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Susan

    truthful I hate both of them! Their music blows and lady gaga is a freak!

    June 9, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Truth

    Katy Perry is a retard and a stooge and a hack.

    June 9, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  51. wiley

    katy perry sucks. when you suck and you see someone do something you have absolutely no capacity to repeat, it's very easy to be jealous. lady gaga's career could end tomorrow and katy perry could sell for 20 more years and lady gaga would still be considered more significant to the history of pop music.

    June 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  52. JA

    Seriously, who gives a flying f^(# about what either of these hoes has to say?

    June 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  53. LBW

    Gaga does look like Madonna and even sounds like her in this video. Madonna did the same thing when she did "Like a Prayer". Nothing new here.

    June 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  54. caca

    Yall are all dumb for falling in the trap

    June 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  55. disgusted with Katy

    I lost all respect for Katy Perry when she hooked up with Russel Brand, clearly she has no taste.

    June 9, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Lorin

    I never liked Katy Perry. She is full of herself not to mention very rude. If her tweet had anything to do with Gaga I am almost positive that it's because she is jealous of Gaga's success. And, who wouldn't? The girl can sing and although her wardrobe is over the top she seems like a very sweet person, ecspecially to her "little monsters." Sorry Katy, try not being so rude and perhaps you'll go further.

    June 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Bob

    Hey Gaga. If you are so freeking EDGY why dont you make a video busting on Muslims?
    Same for you Madonna. You two are so full of shh t.

    June 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tonic

      When did Gaga claim to be edgy? Why would Madonna make a video busting on Muslims? The Catholic church affected her life greatly, but I've never heard her say the same of the Muslim religion. I don't think it's that hard to understand an artist using their art to comment their personal influences and obstacles.

      June 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Burnt Fur

      Like A Prayer is one of the greatest videos of all time. And the message is still important today.

      June 10, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Willis

    She's marrying Russell Brand. She has no taste whatsoever, so her opinion on what's acceptable and what's not doesn't matter to me. Nothing Lady Gaga or Madonna has done with religious iconography is any worse than anything Katy Perry has done. Katy has offended LBGT community before and shooting whipped cream from a bra is acceptable? Why we even care what these pop stars think is beyond me. Funny thing is, the live clips I see of Katy, her voice isn't nearly as strong as her cds, but Gaga sings as well live if not better.

    June 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Just sayin

    Katy Perry shouldn't talk she is the one who was a Chrisitian artist and then totally went left field.

    June 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Burnt Fur

    Katy Perry makes money off and in light of the daily struggles of GLBT Americans. She used what bigots consider blasphemy as a lyrical hook to sell her music. That she doesn't acknowledge the behavior and is pathetically pointing fingers at others is just more proof to me of how utterly worthless she is.

    June 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  61. CR

    yeah Terry too bad Katy Perry already has more than 1 hit. Terry, for the fail.

    June 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Zach

    There's nothing cheap about a good fart joke.

    June 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Jay Kay

    Save your money Perry, you're gonna need it.

    June 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Terry

    Perry is a one hit wonder who is obviously jealous of the immense success GaGa is enjoying.

    June 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • E-Rock

      Yeah right! She has had few hits now with more on the way! Katy is an exceptional talent...

      June 9, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      Perry has had more than one hit. She's had a handful in the short time she's been out. While I'm not a huge fan she has some talent. GaGa on the other hand has proven to have talent. Mounds of it. She just happens to be a performer and likes to push the envelope. Remember, Madonna did it too and many women before her.

      June 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Sharon Peters

    I lost all respect for Katy after watching her childish behavior as a "Guest Judge" on American Idol...

    June 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • mace

      Agreed wholeheartedly. I was always of the opinion that a "guest" anything should be polite to the hosts, whether on a tv show or at a friend's party, guests are that, invited but not necessary. She went on that show with seemingly no other desire than to show the world that, in addition to being a talentless hack, she has absolutely no manners whatsoever. I don't always pay a lot of attention to the media so I honestly had no idea who she was prior to that day, but her appearance on that show inspired me to find out. She'll never get a dime from me nor will any show she works for or record label she sings on. Americans are so funny, we want our celebrities to be good people, we just refuse to hold them accountable for their actions. Katy Perry should go barhop with Lindsay Lohan, they stand at about the same level.

      June 9, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Duhma

    My left nut is hotter than lady gaga

    June 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Mac

    Katy Perry is hotter than lady GaGa so point to Perry.

    June 9, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
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      June 11, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      I thought so too, but the more she opens her pie hole, the less attractive she gets. There is nothing attractive about low intelligence.

      June 13, 2010 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  68. T$

    Did Katy Perry forget that her only hit song as been about girl on girl action-talk about a tired, trite way to get attention.

    June 9, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Busy

      Add to that-it wasn't even her song to begin with, but a cover . . .

      June 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • kelly

      @ Busy... it's not a cover. Jill Sobule had a hit called I Kissed A Girl back in '95 but it was completely different. Just has the same name....

      June 11, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  69. blah

    "Perry is against blasphemy, but a bra that spews white cake icing? That’s a go..."
    no that's not it at all. Katy wasn't defending religion in the least. to quote someone on a different site on the issue, "the use of blasphemy in regards to religious images is a tired, trite way of getting people’s attention and “feigning controversy" and i think that's essentially what Katy is saying.

    June 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karl

      Oh, good! ... phew, I was worried someone might actually be defending the merits of religion! haha.

      June 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Both are talentless, flashes in the pan who's names you won't remember in 5 years. I was just hoping the insult was at least a "good one" to brighten my morning, but it was just as lame as their "music".

      June 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vidura Barrios

      Well the Lady Gaga video is actually beautifully shot and does have quite a bit of artistic merit. Also I don't think it is controversial at all...although it does give a jab or two towards intolerance of religion towards gays.

      June 9, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mystic7

      So if you just happen to walk by and end up appearing in a video planned, laid out, choreographed, and shot by a team of expert cinematographers, lighting specialists and directors, that would make you talented as well?

      June 10, 2010 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
    • PJ the DJ

      Who cares? Neither one of these fads will be around five years from now!

      June 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lance Woodward

      Sory but, who is Kate Perry and who is the Gaga woman? What are their claims to fame?

      June 13, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Judy

      Woo Hoo to Katy Perry for standing up and speaking out for what she believes in, and with class, stating that she is a huge fan of Lady Gaga, but a bigger fan of Jesus Christ on national television to the media! Woo Hoo to Brook and Steve for standing up for Katy's religious values as well! Boo to Kathy Arruga? for dissing Katy....Boo to you.

      June 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |

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