Washington: Katy Perry’s new track ‘Part of Me’ has come under fire from prominent feminist Naomi Wolf, who has urged Americans to boycott the video, labelling it “a total piece of propaganda for the Marines.”
Perry, 27, transforms herself into a US Marine in her latest power-pop single, which addresses female empowerment and pays particular tribute to service women.
However, Wolf, author of ‘The Beauty Myth’ and one of many who were arrested amid the Occupy Wall Street protests last year, doesn’t support Perry’s Marines shout-out.
“I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it,” Fox News quoted Wolf as saying on her Facebook page.
“It is truly shameful... I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I really liked - if you are as offended as this glorification of violence as I am,” she added.
A source close to Perry was shocked and disgusted by Wolf’s remarks.
“What a world, go Katy,” the source said.
Others too have stood up in the pop star’s defence.
“Naomi Wolf is a living, breathing contradiction. Her anti-military sentiments against the men and women fighting to defend the freedoms she exercises regularly, speech and protest, is absurd and disturbingly disgraceful,” Hollywood publicist Angie Meyer said.
“What an enormous slap in the face for our servicemen and women. Naomi Wolf’s blatant disrespect for the United States Military, and her political irreverence should be completely disregarded, and her rants and writings, boycotted,” she said.