Who Needs a Katy Perry Vacation? Me! Me!

Kim Conte

katy perryIf there was an award given to the person who's been the best sport about the amount of times pop star Katy Perry has been in the news recently, I would get it.

I admired her ice skater ensemble and Russell Brand-painted nails at the VMAs. I read with outrage about her fiance's arrest (he was just trying to protect her from the paparazzi!). I defended her controversial Sesame Street video with Elmo. I applauded when she nailed her performance on Saturday Night Live. I even got a little excited when I heard she was going to guest star on The Simpsons.

But I knew there'd come a time when Katy Perry overload would catapult me over the edge. And, folks, unfortunately, that time has come ...

I think what ultimately pushed me over the edge was waking up to my favorite weekend tradition, CBS Sunday Morning (yes, I'm a giant dork), only to see none other than KATY PERRY being interviewed by Anthony Mason.

Sunday Morning is quaint, folksy, old-fashioned, and charming. It features interviews with old-time celebrities, trips to the county fair, and 2-minute-long nature videos. It typically doesn't jump on the next flavor of the month like other news organizations tend to do. And it's definitely not the kind of show that profiles a bubblegum pop tartlet who sings a song called "I Kissed a Girl."

There's a time and a place for Katy Perry. And Sunday Morning just wasn't it.

That's not to say that I don't like her -- I do! I do! She's adorable, her music is catchy, and her whipped cream bra provided me with material for at least two days.

But I'm worried that Sunday Morning's interest in Katy Perry means that she is here to stay for a long, long time, in which case ...

Would a little Katy Perry vacation be too much to ask?

Why are people so fascinated by Katy Perry?


Image via Saturday Night Live

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