Early Friday, some hours before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president, pop star and ardent Hillary Clinton supporter Katy Perry tweeted, “sleeping in.” A few minutes later, she posted, “Then, I’m marching. #WomensMarch.” The “Firework” singer is resting up for a good reason: Perry will be part of the Women’s March On Washington. Now, does Perry’s first tweet mean she, oh I don’t know, planned on snoozing through a certain ceremony that took place on Friday morning? I don't want to put words in someone else's tweet-mouth or anything, but uh, I suppose it is fairly safe to infer what she was implying.
On Saturday, Jan. 21, Perry and hundreds of thousands of other people will march through the nation’s capital in protest of the Trump administration and to promote gender equality. Perry will be just one of of many celebrities attending this historic event. The roster of famous folk who plan on participating in the Women’s March includes Gloria Steinem, America Ferrera, Scarlett Johansson, Melissa Harris-Perry, Janet Mock, Michael Moore, Cher, Debra Messing, Chrissy Teigen, Van Jones, Olivia Wilde, Amy Schumer, Zendaya, Samantha Bee, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Padma Lakshmi. Additionally, Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Samantha Ronson, and the Indigo Girls are some of the musicians slated to perform.
Here are Perry's pre-Women's March tweets:
sleeping in— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 20, 2017
Perry has proven time and time again that she is not one to shy away from voicing her political views, whether it be in a message to her parents, in a Funny or Die video, on Twitter, or while celebrating Halloween. Her involvement in the Women's March doesn't exactly come as a surprise — I mean, we're talking about the same person who received a UNICEF humanitarian award from Clinton — but that doesn't make it any less awesome.
Catch as many Zs as you need, KP. Because tomorrow will most certainly be a big day. A big, emotionally draining, physically draining, and important day.