Case: During her 2013 AMAs performance Katy Perry dressed as a geisha. Although Katy claimed that she was trying to celebrate Japanese culture, many people weren’t pleased. It was only after she was called out for this that Katy apologised saying that she will never understand some of these things because of “who she is” and that she does have a lot of “white privilege”.
Verdict: We find it really shocking that no one from Katy’s team thought to tell her that this was a bad idea. We find it equally surprising that Katy can claim ignorance – Google isn’t broken. Research. If you want to look a bit different think about your intention. Google it first.