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Explained: Why was Katy Perry slammed for her 4th of July and Rick Caruso tweet?

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Katy Perry is under hot waters over her fourth of July tweet referring to the controversial Roe v. Wade case a month after she spoke in favor of Rick Caruso.

Here is everything you need to know.

Katy Perry’s 4th of July tweet explained

On the holiday weekend, Katy Perry took to Twitter to celebrate the USA’s independence. She hopped on the ‘She’s a 10’ viral meme and made remarks about abortion rights.

The singer wrote, ‘”Baby you’re a firework” is a 10 but women in the US have fewer rights than an actual sparkler smh.’

If you did not know, Perry is referring to the highly inflammatory reversal of the Roe v Wade case which more or less banned abortion in the United States of America.

After the court ruled the overturning, many people came forward to protest against the decision. In addition, few celebrities even refused to celebrate July 4th in the wake of the decision.


Regardless, things did not work in favor of the 37-year-old diva.

Instead of receiving praises for her pro-choice message, the singer was slammed for ‘hypocrisy.’

Why is Katy Perry facing backlash for her 4th of July tweet?

Katy Perry received tons of criticism from social media users after she posted the tweet on the network.

While some were left confused over the singer’s choice of words in the message, others wasted no time in bringing up Perry’s previous political endorsements.

The users called out the artist for supporting Rick Caruso a month before the groundbreaking reversal of Roe v Wade.

The I Kissed a Girl singer shared a tweet speaking in favor of Caruso on 4th June. It read, ‘RICK CARUSO FTW [for the win]!’

For the unversed, the Los Angeles mayor once mentioned that he opposes abortion in most cases, but would continue to support stem cell research.

Regardless, his statement caught the attention of netizens who criticized his choices.


Furthermore, shortly after a representative issued a statement confirming that Caruso has always been pro-choice and supports Roe vs. Wade.

Users react to Katy Perry’s 4th of July tweet

Los Angeles’ People’s City Council tweeted, ‘You supported anti-abortion billionaire Rick Caruso for mayor.’

A user said, ‘Katy Perry endorsed an anti-abortion candidate Rick Caruso for LA Mayor.’

While another added, ‘Did you mean to time this up to be exactly one month after this tweet where you endorse an anti-abortion candidate.’


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