MILWAUKEE (TheBlaze/AP) — Pop star Katy Perry isn’t holding back when it comes to her choice for president. The Christian-turned-secular singer sported a skin-tight minidress with President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan “Forward” emblazoned across it at a political rally in Milwaukee on Saturday.
Perry came on stage initially wearing a red, white and blue dress and holding a microphone shaped like the Statue of Liberty’s torch. This, of course, was only a temporary outfit, as the singer’s real pro-Obama political message was being worn beneath it.
After her first song, a cover of Al Green’s soul hit “Let’s Stay Together,” she tossed aside the dress to reveal the bright blue minidress. Obama’s slogan “Forward” is also Wisconsin’s state motto.
But politics wasn’t the only agenda the singer pushed during the concert. Perry paused midway through her set to make a pitch for donations to victims of Superstorm Sandy.
This isn’t the first time Perry has gone out and performed to help get Obama re-elected. USA Today has more about a concert she held in Las Vegas late last month (and another campaign event she helped with in Los Angeles):
Katy Perry’s doing her best get-out-the vote effort: At a rally for President Barack Obama, she wore a tight white dress imprinted like a ballot, and a square box on her right hip filled in the names of Obama and Joe Biden.
Perry gave a free concert at a park in a historically minority neighborhood just northwest of downtown Las Vegas to screaming fans at about 9 p.m., the same time Air Force One landed at McCarran International Airport across town. [...]
Perry, who recently also played a free concert at an Obama event in Los Angeles, paused before the last song Wednesday to exhort people in the Las Vegas crowd to vote early.
Here’s some home video from the event:
Obama’s rally with Perry comes before he’s set to be in Madison on Monday with rocker Bruce Springsteen.