Katy Perry Slammed By Australian Fans For ‘Koala Cruelty’ Joke

Published: Thursday 6th Jul 2017 by Rashad

Katy Perry‘s rubbed her Aussie fans the wrong way with a promo spot for her recently announced Australian tour dates.  The former Mrs. Brand’s brand of humor, which not too long ago landed her in hot water with President Obama supporters (click here to read), is feeling the fire again for a video ad where she jokingly tells her dog to ‘chase Koalas.’

The problem?  Koalas in Australia are vulnerable to extinction due to habitat loss, being hit by vehicles, and (you guessed it) dog attacks.

The country’s top department store, Myer, is sponsoring Perry’s Australian leg of the ‘Witness’ tour.  After the backlash, the company had the commercial altered and the line referencing the koala to ‘time go get you a puppy passport.’

By that point, the story had already ignited fury.

“This is just absolute ignorance from Perry and Myer, and inappropriate on so many levels,” wildlife vet Claire Madden told Queensland’s Courier Mail. “Perry is a role model to so many young people, and this just destroys all the good work we do to try to encourage people not to let their dogs come into contact with koalas.”

Twitter and Facebook show complaints from leagues of other disappointed fans, some of whom have called for a boycott of the department store chain using the hashtag #boycottmyer.

As of time reported, Katy Perry has not issued a statement on the matter.

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  1. DanYiel Iman July 6, 2017

    Isn’t she always doing something SHIFTY?

  2. Fancy BISH July 6, 2017


  3. King Z July 6, 2017

    idk if katy is being picked on or if she deserves all this s***. seems every move she makes comes with criticism

  4. WildThoughtsX2 July 6, 2017

    Now I feel like people are just picking on her. what she said was not rude or offensive

  5. Cbeylive July 7, 2017

    Sit the f*** down. B****** care more about protecting animals than protecting people.

    • Yes July 7, 2017

      Animals don’t have a voice to protest and protect themselves….we are their voices for them.

      That being said, that was definitely insensitive of Katy.

    • JOHNVIDAL July 7, 2017

      Your ignorance hurts. How does caring about animals equal caring less about people??? LOL You are supposed to be able to do and feel more than one thing at once you know? 🙂 Ugh people with eternal excuses that only makes them look basic and ignorant…

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