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Katy Perry, Gay Icon?

Gawker isn't pleased that Katy "I Kissed A Girl" Perry is on the cover of Out Magazine as one of the Out 100, the magazine's annual list of LGBT movers and shakers.
Singer Katy Perry is at best a pretty pop princess in retro riot grrl makeup and at worst an enemy of the gay civil rights movement. Her song "I Kissed a Girl" is a paean to girls getting drunk and sucking mug with other girls while their boyfriends watch. I don't want to sound uppity, but it's kind of a shitty song with a shitty message—that cutesy fake homosexuality is silly fun and good for attracting boys. So it pisses me off a bit that she's on the cover of Out magazine's "Out 100" issue this month. Why is this tittering dykesploitationist worthy of gay hero status?
"Tittering dykesploitationist." Heh. Well, at least we can say that the song really pissed off the wingnuts. I see Gawker's point, but that's got to count for something.

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