Katy Perry Dark Horse video: the Roscharch Test of Offensiveness

Interesting article found here: Katy Perry Dark Horse video ‘portrays blasphemy’.

The video features the pop star as an Egyptian queen who transforms suitors into sand by disintegrating them.

Shazad Iqbal, from Bradford, has started an online petition for it to be removed from YouTube after he spotted one of the suitors wearing a pendant with the Arabic word for God on it.

More than 60,000 people have signed the petition, saying the clip is offensive.

Explaining his reasons for starting the petition, Mr Iqbal wrote: “At 01:15 into the video Dark Horse a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word Allah.

From a Men’s Rights Activist perspective, what I find interesting is that the online petition complained that the video was offensive because the disintegration of a man was objected to, because it mocked a god.

No mention that that men were being disintegrated. All in the service of providing for a woman who greedily accepted men’s gifts, and once received, discarded the men by disintegrating them, or turning them into animals. Never mind that all the servants were males and all females are cat goddesses. Never mind that while the feminists lose their mind over “Blurred Lines”, that men being destroyed at a woman’s whim for her greed is utterly ignored.

I wonder, would it be an effective media tactic were we MRA’s to get our underwear in a bunch and start screaming “Misandry!”?

I think not. We’d be accused of whining. Funny how that works.

While I see no redeeming value to the music, or the lyrics, the video, however, is visually stunning.

I knew you were
You were gonna come to me
And here you are
But you better choose carefully
‘Cause I am capable of anything
Of anything and everything

Make me your Aphrodite
Make me your one and only
Don’t make me your enemy, your enemy, your enemy

So you wanna play with magic
Boy, you should know what you’re falling for
Baby do you dare to do this
Cause I’m coming at you like a dark horse
Are you ready for, ready for
A perfect storm, perfect storm
Cause once you’re mine, once you’re mine
There’s no going back

Mark my words
This love will make you levitate
Like a bird
Like a bird without a cage
But down to earth
If you choose to walk away, don’t walk away

It’s in the palm of your hand now baby
It’s a yes or no, no maybe
So just be sure before you give it up to me
Up to me, give it up to me

So you wanna play with magic
Boy, you should know what you’re falling for
Baby do you dare to do this
Cause I’m coming at you like a dark horse
Are you ready for, ready for
A perfect storm, perfect storm
Cause once you’re mine, once you’re mine
There’s no going back

[Juicy J’s Rap Verse]
Uh, she’s a beast
I call her Karma
She eat your heart out
Like Jeffrey Dahmer
Be careful
Try not to to lead her on
Shawty’s heart is on steroids
Cause her love is so strong
You may fall in love
When you meet her
If you get the chance you better keep her
She’s sweet as pie but if you break her heart
She turn cold as a freezer
That fairy tale ending with a knight in shining armor
She can be my Sleeping Beauty
I’m gon’ put her in a coma (Woo!)
Damn, I think I love her
Shawty so bad
I’m sprung and I don’t care
She ride me like a roller coaster
Turn the bedroom into a fair
Her love is like a drug
I was tryna hit it and quit it
But lil mama so dope
I messed around and got addicted

So you wanna play with magic
Boy, you should know what you’re falling for
Baby do you dare to do this
Cause I’m coming at you like a dark horse
Are you ready for, ready for
A perfect storm, perfect storm
Cause once you’re mine, once you’re mine
There’s no going back

The truth is, this video is pretty much the Roscharch Test of Offensiveness.

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2 thoughts on “Katy Perry Dark Horse video: the Roscharch Test of Offensiveness

  1. Tarnished says:

    What the heck is going on with Perry’s videos lately? Isn’t she the same singer who sings the song “Unconditional” and had a petition against it because it featured only Chinese women and the video endorsed the stereotype of Asian women being soft, fragile, and more willing to put up with sexist connotations?

    Maybe she/her directors are just on a roll trying to offend everyone. I almost expect to see a video from her mocking Pagans next…

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