Gloria Steinem. Angela Davis. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Nellie McClung. Malala Yousafzai. Audre Lorde. Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Every single one of these famous feminists is total fucking shit compared to Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. Because they chose to end their five-year-long feud to set a positive example for young women. At least that’s what Katy claims in a new interview with Howard Stern.
Katy took a little break from consoling her man Orlando Bloom, who just lost his dog Mighty, to talk to Howard about how Gossip has lazy legs and takes the elevator instead of the stairs, via Page Six:
“Gossip and lies, they take the elevator. But the truth takes the stairs, and it just takes time. … Time will tell my story,” Perry said on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show.” “What I’m so grateful for is that we did get to make up and we made up publicly, and we got to be an example of redemption for young girls.”
Um, I live on the second floor of an apartment building, and I take the elevator every damn time. Is Katy calling me “gossip and lies”?! If so, she is 100% right on the money. Well done, hun!
Katy went on to say:
“It’s hard for young girls, growing up [with] cliques and high school and pettiness and all that stuff,” Perry continued, “so now we’re super friendly and I’ve always wanted the best for her and we can talk about the best we want for each other.”
So if you thought that burger n’ fries reconciliation at the end of the “You Need To Calm Down” music video was nothing more than a blatant PR move to support Taylor’s last album’s “love and acceptance” marketing tactic, you’re probably a sexist bully who takes the elevator.
What’s next for these two? A feminist duet? Matching tattoos that say “Redemption” in each other’s handwriting? A semi-nude photo shoot in Vanity Fair? Whatever they decide, it’ll be eons more impressive than anything that hack Malala ever did.