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    Another day, another hole in the sinking ship that is Katy Perry's Witness album.

    So far this era, Katy has been accused of cultural appropriation, approving of misogyny and homophobia, and being an all around tryhard mess. Now, with the release of her latest music video for 'Swish Swish', Katy has proven the latter, while adding a new SJW buzz word to the description of herself: fat shamer.

    The 'Swish Swish' video was released several days ago, and features Perry putting together a group of misfit sportsmen - the Tigers - to take down a group of pro basketballers - the Sheep. Over the course of the video, Katy's crew - which includes people such as Backpack Kid, known as Pack Man; choreographer Dexter Mayfield, known as Hair Jordan; and YouTube vlogger Christine Sydelko, referred to as Shaquille O'Meals - learn to channel their negative moments into positive earnings and ultimately win the game.

    But not everyone was happy about Sydelko's appearance in the video. Over the course of the six and a half minute clip, Sydelko chows down on some tacos, eats a basketball and then burps it back up, and seduces one of her opponents over a tortilla. According to Twitter, this was unforgiveable "fat shaming" which turned Sydelko's appearance into one big fat joke and made the video unwatchable.

    The situation was made worse when Sydelko's vlogging partner, Elijah Daniel, took to Twitter to vent his frustrations on her behalf.

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    The two YouTubers also took to their channel later on to react to the video live. While Elijah continued his tirade against Perry, Christine was understandably more diplomatic, and said that she wasn't offended by the video in the slightest.

    For our part, while we understand the point that Twitter users were trying to make, we frankly think that Christine should be thankful for even being given the opportunity to star in a music video from one of the worlds biggest stars. 'Swish Swish' currently has over 40 million views which is more than Elijah and Christine's channel put together, and will be syndicated worldwide in countries around the globe. That's exposure YouTube could never get you.

    Christine also claims that she was unaware of the emphasis that would be placed on her weight in the video, which is standard practise for most music videos which don't want to reveal their plots before release. However, there was no mention of her ever trying to voice her concerns about the video to the director and if worse had come to worse she could have simply refused to participate. In our opinion, this is simply another case of someone taking the money and exposure a star will give them, before turning around and spitting in their face for more publicity.

    But what are your thoughts?

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    I kinda think that this Elijah has a point :stretcher: It's kinda basic to use a fat person only for food jokes, no matter what kind of exposure they got. I don't know, if this era keep going it will be messier than Bionic or ARTPOP, she's going through such an incredible downhill, it's shocking

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    On 8/29/2017 at 0:01 AM, Tweener said:

    I am a fat shamer myself, so I shouldn't really bash her too much for that. It's just sad to see her sinking soooo deep. 

    What kind of messy Beautiful Mind throwaway comment bullshit it this? :cackle::dealwithit:

    On 8/29/2017 at 4:05 AM, lightyears said:

    I kinda think that this Elijah has a point :stretcher: It's kinda basic to use a fat person only for food jokes, no matter what kind of exposure they got. I don't know, if this era keep going it will be messier than Bionic or ARTPOP, she's going through such an incredible downhill, it's shocking

    At the end of the day, it was Christine's choice to appear in this video and she shouldn't have done it if she had a problem with her weight being referenced. :disgusted: It's not as though they could have had her doing stand up comedy over the track, it should have been obvious that all the jokes would have been visual. :stretcher: 

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    18 minutes ago, Countess said:

    What kind of messy Beautiful Mind throwaway comment bullshit it this? :cackle::dealwithit:

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    I am. I admit it. I wish Kelly Clarkson was skinnier and looked like she used way back during Breakaway era. Same with Kesha. She looked flawless during Warrior era. I love them and their music foremost, but I wish they lost some weight. However, I would never call someone who is not a public figure fat or something, so it kinda works both ways.

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    On 8/31/2017 at 3:42 AM, Tweener said:

    I am. I admit it. I wish Kelly Clarkson was skinnier and looked like she used way back during Breakaway era. Same with Kesha. She looked flawless during Warrior era. I love them and their music foremost, but I wish they lost some weight. However, I would never call someone who is not a public figure fat or something, so it kinda works both ways.

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    Are you fucking retarded? Kesha literally had an eating disorder during that entire era...

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    22 minutes ago, Countess said:

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    Are you fucking retarded? Kesha literally had an eating disorder during that entire era...

    I know. I am not saying that she needs to lose weight now. However, she will never repeat the success she had looking like that. It's a divisive topic LOL

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    12 hours ago, Tweener said:

    I know. I am not saying that she needs to lose weight now. However, she will never repeat the success she had looking like that. It's a divisive topic LOL

    It's not divisive at all. 90% of people understand that someone's weight has nothing to do with anyone other than themselves and that as long as they feel good about themselves it shouldn't matter. The only people who don't realise that are grossly entitled and privileged straight guys, and apparently you. :tragic::tragic::tragic:

    And Kesha's had her first #1 album since Animal with Rainbow as well as her most critically acclaimed album ever. I don't think you have to worry about her repeating her successes. :die:

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