In Katy Perry’s haphazard and controversial rebranding as a woke pop star, she seems ready to admit she’s often out of her depth. These days only three words now comprise her Twitter bio: “i know nothing.”
It’s a refreshing dose of humility from a celebrity who seems constantly torn between her good intentions and ego. Most of us are, of course, but Perry is staging that struggle before millions of people. The resulting spectacle isn’t about what’s righteous. Perry’s gestures of solidarity instead seem all too often about her spiritual crisis of piecing together her own fragmented identity.
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