Katy Perry is not afraid roar about the toxicity that stan culture breeds, especially towards women in the music industry.
In anticipation of her next album, ‘Smile,’ the Pop star appeared on Zane Lowe‘s Apple Music 1 show. In the middle of talking about her depression and the pressures that come with fame, she addressed stan culture and the online treatment of female Pop stars.
Her words below:
“Somebody want to take my Twitter account and read comments? No you don’t, because it’s all about, who’s better than who? Who’s skinner than who? Who’s sold more number ones than who? Who’s doing better this year than who? Who made this much more? But it’s like, ‘Okay, well, what about just liking the music?”
When it came to how female artists are treated in the industry, she had this to say:
“I actually truly want every single female in the industry to feel supported and loved and feel like they can speak their truth and deliver their message, no matter how many of us women are in the industry. “We’re literally going through the exact same thing. There’s only five other people in the world that are going through this, and you’re in the same room. Can we please just have some fucking wine and talk about how hard this is?”
The 35-year-old will release ‘Smile’ on August 28. To check out the full interview, click below:
We have to agree, there is a lot of toxicity in stan culture and often times people forget that celebrities are people too. Good for you for speaking out, Ms. Perry.