Katy Perry wasn’t kidding when she said that she would be showcasing “purposeful pop” in her new era, taking things up a notch with her Brit Awards performance.
On the red carpet of the event, she teased that her appearance would serve as a follow-up to her performance at the Grammys earlier this month, singing new track ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ with Skip Marley, while surrounded by dancers dressed as houses.
However, towards the end of the song, she was joined on stage by two skeletons, with viewers quickly taking to social media to point out they bore a striking resemblance to two key political leaders.
Well, Katy Perry's performance MAY TRUMP everyone else's.. #BRITs2017. #BRITs. #KatyPerryBRITS. pic.twitter.com/V2yCL0DyM5
— Jamie Hough (@jmehough) February 22, 2017
Yes, Twitter users highlighted the fact that the two skeletons looked remarkably similar to Donald Trump and Theresa May, particularly after she infamously held his hand during a visit to Washington earlier this year.
Those Katy Perry skeletons were May and Trump innit. pic.twitter.com/M9hJ0fQF4o
— How Upsetting (@How_Upsetting) February 22, 2017
#KatyPerry clearly making a political statement at the #BRITaward, that's Trump and May right? @hardbrexithun @katyperry @BRITAwards pic.twitter.com/zOHrVLmKr6
— BoujieMuch? (@boujiemuch) February 22, 2017
Just massive respect for Katy Perry. Would imagine Trump is currently writing an executive order banning her from the US. #brits2017 pic.twitter.com/rQ9LB5Bs1i
— no1whisky (@no1whisky) February 22, 2017
Who expected Katy Perry to do a performance which included giant Trump and May as skeletons? #brits
— Joe (@JoePassmore) February 22, 2017
Just realised Katy Perry's skeletons were Trump & May. Aaaaaah pic.twitter.com/MATNB1xorJ
— Mike Hall (@MikAlexH) February 22, 2017
Okay, the mocking of Donald Trump and Theresa May at The Brits during @KatyPerry's set was not lost on us. Love it! #BRITs2017 pic.twitter.com/Dm10nLb8eZ
— Stuart McAllister (@Stu_McAllister) February 22, 2017
Did anyone else realise the skeletons on Katy Perry's Brit Awards performance is Theresa May and Donald Trump? #BRITs2017 pic.twitter.com/0Li55hMHV4
— Natalie Lewins (@LewinsNatalie) February 22, 2017
Katy previously caused a stir on stage at the Grammys, when she and Skip Markley stood united in front of a projection of the US constitution, which was interpreted as a clear message to the newly-elected President Trump.
Other performers at this year’s Brits included Little Mix, who opened the show with an an energetic routine, and Chris Martin, who used his time on stage to pay tribute to the late George Michael.
Grime artist Skepta also took to the stage, but his performance was heavily censored by bosses due to his language, a move which irked many Brits viewers watching at home.
Click here for the full list of this year’s Brits winners.
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