While the singer’s release of her latest single “Part of Me” has launched Perry to the top of U.S. and U.K. hit charts, it seems that there are some who are not so quick to congratulate her. Naomi Wolf, prominent feminist and author of the bestselling book The Beauty Myth, spoke out against the video in a post on Facebook, going so far as to suggest Perry may have been funded by the Marines.
“Have you all seen the Katy Perry marines video?” she writes. “It is a total piece of propaganda for the Marines¦ I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it.” She went on to boycott the video, even after admitting she was a fan of the singer beforehand. “I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I really liked “ if you are as offended at this glorification of violence as I am.”
Most surprising, perhaps, is that this is what it took to shake Naomi Wolf out of her Perry-fandom.
Watch the video below.