Critics didn’t just dislike it because they found the vid utterly silly and toothless, completely avoiding the combative meaning behind the lyrics, but also because the jokes were seen as dated and immature.
Oh yeah, and also hurtful.
Unfortunately, her entire role in the video seemed to be the butt of some really unfunny fat jokes. Her nickname was “Shaquille O’Meals” and her stats were “5.7 tacos per minute.” And all she did was eat the entire vid.
It doesn’t matter that Christine makes fun of her own body and diet; that’s her prerogative. It is NOT the same for an international sex symbol to do it for five minutes. And while he may have deleted the tweets above, he posted the following late Thursday afternoon:
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) August 24, 2017
Of course, Elijah wasn’t the only one who had a problem with it. See some of the more severe responses from social media (below)!
even tho the song is good and the music video is such a good concept, i agree with elijah katy shouldn’t have done the typical “fat girl”
— nakia (@invisiblecorwin) August 24, 2017
Its 2017 and Katy Perry used Christine Sydelko in her video to make fat jokes the whole time. Fuck off Katy.
— L. Becca 🥀 (@myrabidwonder) August 24, 2017
Katys new mv is so rude to Christine sydelko. It was like they just hired her to make fat jokes pic.twitter.com/FytcrIEcIR
— emma (@leedshazza) August 24, 2017
I mean can’t she just drop the schtick for once and give the stans what they want? Also, the worst use of Christine Sydelko I’ve seen.
— matt / XCX3 (@lordwithane) August 24, 2017
I’m sorry but are we going to exclude the fact that Katy legit put Christine Sydelko on the video to start making fat jokes?? Sad.
— Isa ッ (@IsabellaAmpie) August 24, 2017
i’ll stop hating katy perry when she stops using fat people as jokes.
— bingpot! (@mkrohrbach) August 24, 2017
The Katy Perry video is horrible. The main problems are ridiculous stereotypes she presents (a fat lady eats a basketball! Hilarious!) 1/622
— Christopher McMullin (@ChrisMaxMcM) August 24, 2017
i don’t even like christine s*delko but katy put her in her swish swish video and made a fat joke about her 😒 what a woke queen
— TS6 IS REAL (@halessadlemyer) August 24, 2017
katy perry is fucking nasty and its so ugly of her to have someone as funny as christine in her video just so she can make fat jokes lmao
— Ashley 🌻 (@arobertson28) August 24, 2017
“woke” katy perry put fat jokes in her new music video…
— julia panek (@whateverr_r) August 24, 2017
I can’t believe Katy Perry got Christine Sydelko in her Swish Swish video JUST to make fat jokes about her and that’s it
— Jord🚼 (@AyyJordLmao) August 24, 2017
reasons i hate katy perry
– insulted britney for 2007
– fat shamed @csydelko
– dragging the taylor swift drama
– try hard
– bad music lol
— junglejenn4322 (@spookyjbeean) August 24, 2017
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