Katy Perry’s barsexual anthem “I Kissed a Girl” has been embraced by some in the LBGT community, but others, including Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto, aren’t so keen on the track’s faux lesbian schtick. In a cover story in this month’s Attitude magazine (via Digital Spy), Ditto sounded off on the pop singer and last year’s big hit song.
“I Kissed a Girl” is an “anthem for straight girls who like to turn guys on by making out or faking gay,” Ditto said.
“I hate Katy Perry! I’m so offended. She’s just riding on the backs of our culture, without having to pay any of the dues and not being actually lesbian or anything at all.”
The Gossip are releasing their new Rick Rubin-produced studio album, Music for Men, on June 22 in the U.S. To stream “Heavy Cross,” the first single, click here.