If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: Katy Perry is a godless heathen. I knew it the minute I read that she asked the good Lord for a giant pair of titties. "God," she prayed, and keep in mind I'm quoting her sinful words directly, "Will you please let me have boobs so big that I can't see my feet when I'm lying down?" And you know who answered that prayer? SATAN. Because good girls don't ask for extra-large dirtypillows, and that's a fact.
Thankfully, folks have finally come around to my point of view, which is that Katy Perry worships the dark arts through her disrespectful, sacrilegious music. Particularly her song "Dark Horse," which not only contains soul-tarnishing lyrics, its accompanying video is clearly, as the well-deserved Change.org petition puts it, "Highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy."
Here's how the petition describes the offending scene:
At 01:15 into the video Dark Horse; a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word 'Allah', which is the arabic word for God. Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames.
Exactly. There is literally no other explanation for that imagery than a metaphorical denouncing of God. Behold this blasphemous sight, which has absolutely no chance of being the unintended result of an accessory-happy costume designer:
One petitioner wrote,
I have deep love for my Lord and feel extremely hurt by the video. No individual should feel disgust in watching something that hurts them which is used for entertainment.
I do believe that's precisely what the First Amendment states: The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects our right to not be disgusted by entertainers and freedom of righteousness from pop star interference. No one should feel anything other than the warm, peaceful feeling of being right with God when we make the deliberate choice to watch music videos which are in no way required viewing. That's why that nice Miley Cyrus is so popular these days -- now there's a girl who knows how to sing the gospel.
Thanks to the diligent efforts of all who agreed that "using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion" -- including atheists, obviously -- the "Dark Horse" video has been edited. The video now shows a gold chain with nothing hanging on the end of it, and although I think most of us would prefer that it was a cross and that the man would then deflect Perry's magical CGI flames using Jesus-powered karate chops, it is acceptable.
Bless you, vigilant Internet citizens, for understanding that the path to morality is paved in censorship. As the petition said, "Such acts are not condoned nor tolerated," and obviously history would agree. Black Sabbath, KISS, REM, Nirvana, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, David Bowie ... have you even heard of these sinners? Of course not.
Do you agree this video should have been edited?
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