Katy Perry to ‘Naked’ Female Pop Stars: ‘Put It Away’

Katy Perry to 'Naked' Female Pop Stars: 'Put It Away'

The artist addressed the growing normality of female singers relying on their bodies, rather than their voices, to get attention

Katy Perry wants all of those female pop stars getting naked on stage or on camera to put their clothes back on.

The “Roar” singer bemoaned the “strange world” in which established singers are getting “naked to be noticed,” in an interview with NPR over the weekend to promote her new album, “Prism.”

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“I'm not talking about anyone in particular. I'm talking about all of them. I mean, it's like everybody's so naked,” Perry told host Scott Simon. “It's like put it away. We know you've got it. I got it, too.”

Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Rihana and Ke$ha are among the stars who have made headlines for publicly bearing their bodies recently. Perry, who appeared suggestively nude in the music video for her 2010 single “California Gurls,” was quick to point out that she has taken advantage of her sex appeal, too.

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“I've taken it out here and there. And I'm not necessarily judging. I'm just saying sometimes it's nice to play that card, but also it's nice to play other cards,” she said.

Perry made the comments while discussing what it's like to be considered a role model — a role she would rather not be responsible for.

“Well, I think I like to be an inspiration,” Perry said. “Because a role model, I think, will fail you. I mean, I couldn't tell kids when it's time for them to try things or do things. I mean, that's not my role. But, you know, it's funny. I do see myself becoming this, whatever, inspiration out of default right now, 'cause it's such a strange world. Like females in pop – everybody's getting naked.”

  • TrainerBra

    I agree with her point, but boy did she do a horrific job of articulating it. The fact of the matter is, stars already worth their weight in gold and far more, are seeing how much MORE mileage their fellow superstars are getting by merely stripping down. Not to be outdone, they then do it as well.

    Ha ha, it's a race to the bottom for all these young female megastars who crave nothing less than for their stardom to be stratospheric. She didn't name names, but we can do a bodycount (of superstars attempting strato-star status through nudity):

    Kim K., Miley, Gaga, Rhianna, Perry herself, now Beyonce…..and I'm sure I've leaving out a ton, so feel free to help me out.

    And countless other non-stars who've reached stardom through stripping: Emily Ratjowski or however you spell it, to huge success; the young stars of BlueIsTheWarmestColor are possibly next?

    • mfan2

      Agree, but what do you mean, “now Beyonce”? A couple of years ago I visited her website and she was totally naked on it. Just looked at her site, now. She seems to be going for some kind of ratchet look (buy no nudity).

  • SkipB

    Katy Perry is just frustrated that these other female pop stars are getting an artificial bump in sales. But claiming the moral high ground when you have no artistic integrity yourself– when you are mass producing the same forgettable pop pablum– is as mercenary as these other pop stars taking off their clothes and simulating sex acts to increase sales. Nudity and the moral high ground are both after increased sales.

  • Jim

    Katy Perry to ‘Naked’ Female Pop Stars: ‘Put It Away’

    Katy, I have a message for you. If you put THEM away, consider you old news.

  • johnb0311

    Took me awhile, but after I looked up and saw her face……………. well it's a good thing for her that she got chest muscles

  • chien_clean

    She wouldn't exist without the sex-pot card but i'll say this, she plays it with a wink and not whore it out like the others.

  • sean215

    Same should apply for Men..Men Celebrities, please keep your clothes on.

    I'm looking at your Justin Bieber

  • kittykat

    while i agree with her people should put thiers clothes on – pot calling kettle black here. She has sold out just like the others. Talks about being an inspiration – then she puts out the very dark “dark horse” and bascially performs a satanic ritual to it on the grammies. So – ya – get off your dark high horse katy perry – or let your actions follow your words! Satanic rituals are not the kind inspiration we need in this world right now! A complete irony – especially when her tour is “Prism – let the light in” -

  • Billy Bob

    Katy- show us some tits and

  • Carol Wilson

    As we all know sex sells so like it or not most people will enjoy it

  • likeasaint

    Conflicting messages here: “put it away” but “it's nice to play that card”.