Russell Brand Slams Katy Perry…Again, Along With New York Magazine. The Question is…Why?

It’s the inevitable pop star takedown. They build you up, they tear you down. It happens to the best of ‘em–Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and now they’re coming for Katy Perry.

Not only has Katy’s ex husband, Russell Brand, unveiled a whole comedy routine about the star in his new documentary, Brand: The Second Coming. but a scathing article about her was published in New York Magazine as well, calling her a “nothing burger.” How sad is that? 

I have never been a huge fan of Katy Perry. Not because of the Taylor Swift drama, or any other rumors, but simply because I have never connected to her music in any way. And that’s fair, we all have different tastes. But suddenly it feels like she is being attacked just for the sake of it. Perhaps the media has no one else to hate on right now? Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce are all doing pretty awesome. There’s nothing to say about them. The Kardashians are the usual pop punching bags. Oh! I know! How about we slam Katy Perry, who hasn’t been doing too much except voicing her support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. WTF people? W-T-F?

In Brand’s new doc he says, “I’m associated with the very thing I dest; vapid, vacuous, plastic, constructed, mindless celebrity. That’s the very sea we’re swimming in, ‘Oh, who’s he?…He’s married to Katy Perry.'” To me this is the most hypocritical statement ever. He’s saying that by be married to a pop star he was shallow by association. But that in itself is giving into the very thing he hates! If he was really a deeper person, he might say, “she might be a pop star, but she’s still a human being that a love.” But nope. Egoistic Brand clearly cares just as much about public perception of him as any one of the “plastic” pop stars might.

Then theres the  New York Magazine piece. Writer Heather Havrilesky wrote, “She is a blank slate, a soothing emotional day spa for those who prefer easy answers.” Um, well yes. She’s a mainstream musician, what are you expecting? Sure I love the fact that Beyonce is seemingly pushing boundaries, although her feminism could be argued as rather tame. But yo, Katy isn’t hurting anybody. Kids love her, and let ‘em. She wears candy dresses and blue wigs, and for some people that is fun. There may be nothing inherently artistic about it, but why you gotta hate? Havrilesky couldn’t find a better lead, that is all.

What do you all think? Are these criticisms unwarranted or do Russell and Heather have a point in all this?