Beth Ditto, lead singer of The Gossip and partner of a transman, graces the cover of this month’s Attitude magazine. Inside she lays into Katy Perry and her song “I Kissed A Girl,” a girl-girl, tongue-in-cheek anthem aimed a the pleasure of men.
“I hate Katy Perry! She’s offensive to gay culture, I’m so offended. She’s just riding on the backs of our culture, without having to pay any of the dues and not being actually lesbian or anything at all. She’s on the cover of a fucking gay magazine,” said Ditto.
I am glad someone finally said it! While her music may be catchy, her lyrics – rather the lyrics she sings – are demeaning to queers and women. Now I am an even bigger fan of Ditto!