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Katy Perry faces Twitter backlash after Rick Caruso support

“Firework” singer Katy Perry spent her Fourth of July warming up on social media.

During the Monday break, Perry penned a confusing post that first appeared to tap into the popular “She’s a 10, but” meme and then morphed into a comment about abortion rights.

“‘Baby you are fireworks’ is a 10 but women in the US have fewer rights than a real sparkler,” Perry tweeted.

Perry became the youngest music personality to oppose the landmark Supreme Court decision to overthrow Roe vs. Wade, which reversed federal abortion rights. At first it was a number of followers of the singer unsure what the post meant, but others quickly clapped back, bringing up the singer’s previous policy recommendations.

“You supported anti-abortion Rick Caruso for mayor” tweeted City Councilman – Los Angeles.

“Katy Perry endorsed an anti-abortion candidate Rick Caruso for mayor of LA.” another user replied. “She can run away.”

The social media users referred back a June tweet where Perry wrote, “Rick Caruso FTW!”

The real estate developer, who finished second to Rep. Karen Bass (DL.A.) in a primary to become LA’s next mayor in June, is a former Republican who has a history of donating to politicians and organizations opposed to abortion rights . In May, two months after he changed his party affiliation from “declining to state” to “Democrat.” Caruso publicly promised Support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to amend the state constitution to protect women’s suffrage.

The race for Los Angeles’ next mayor is ongoing, with Caruso and Bass set to face off in a November runoff. On June 17, Bass extended their lead over Caruso.

Ahead of the state primary in June, Perry was among a handful of entertainment and music figures — including Snoop Dogg, Gwyneth Paltrow and Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos — who announced their support for the billionaire developer.

“Rick Caruso supporters can’t complain about abortion rights, sorry.” Another user said on Monday.

As sections of Twitter fired shots at Perry, her enigmatic tweet, Caruso, or even the backlash itself, one user poked fun at the timing of the social media spectacle.

“Having Katy Perry dragged is a pretty awesome birthday present for America.” tweeted right-wing writer Stephen L. Miller.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-07-05/katy-perry-twitter-backlash-rick-caruso Katy Perry faces Twitter backlash after Rick Caruso support

Sarah Ridley

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