Naomi Wolf, a prominent feminist writer who managed to get arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests last year, has a new bone to pick; Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” music video. Why? Because it’s “a total piece of propaganda for the Marines.”
The video features Perry dressed and training as a Marine to celebrate female empowerment and an “affirmation of strength,” by paying particular tribute to service women.
The author of “The Beauty Myth” is not a fan and is calling for a boycott of the pop star.
“I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it,” Wolf wrote on her Facebook page. “It is truly shameful … I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I really liked — if you are as offended as this glorification of violence as I am.”
Hollywood publicist Angie Meyer told The Daily Mail that “Naomi Wolf is a living, breathing contradiction. Her anti-military sentiments against the men and women fighting to defend the freedoms she exercises regularly, speech and protest, is absurd and disturbingly disgraceful.”
Perry told MTV last week that ”This is one of the most aggressive videos I have ever done.”
“It is an affirmation of strength, so I wanted to go the strongest route I could.”
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