The shade is getting real, guys. After her undeniably political message at the 2017 Grammy Awards, Katy Perry may have made a mockery of Donald Trump at the 2017 BRIT Awards — or at least that's what fans are saying on social media. It all went down during the performance of her new single, "Chained to the Rhythm," as Perry danced alongside two large skeletons, seemingly dressed as Trump and U.K. Prime Minister, Theresa May. And although the singer never actually made mention of the world leaders in any way, Perry's latest supposed protest certainly had the entire internet abuzz following the brazen on-stage appearance.
It's hard to deny that the celebrity activist appears to be taking a stab at the president and his new ally. The oversized bone structures were literally dressed in the exact attire Trump and May wore when they met at the White House back in January — a black suit with a red tie, and a red skirt and blazer. (See for yourself below.) And of course, it's no secret that the 32-year-old "Fireworks" singer disagrees with Trump and his policies. It's also worth noting that she was an ardent supporter of his opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the recent presidential election.
As far as the Prime Minister May is concerned, her voyage to the White House was widely criticized by many citizens, political leaders, and even members of her own party in the United Kingdom, as they began to protest against May's invitation for the president to visit Queen Elizabeth II. Many were also understandably dissatisfied with the PM's initial refusal to denounce Trump's temporary refugee ban, causing them to call her out for being submissive to his administration. (She eventually issued a statement saying, "We do not agree with this kind of approach and it is not one we will be taking," according to CNBC.)
Portions of Perry's politically charged BRIT performance seemed reminiscent of her 2017 Grammys showcase, in which she locked hands with song collaborator, Skip Marley, as they jointly raised their fists into the air as a sign of solidarity.
Ever since last year's election, it seems that the entertainer has made it her business to use her platform to shed light on social injustice — while effortlessly rocking Hillary-esque pantsuits, might I add. And with a new album on the horizon, I'm sure this is only the beginning. I can't wait to see what's next in Perry's shady bag of political tricks.