Katy Perry’s New Single ‘Bon Appetit’ Sparks Homophobic Backlash

Katy Perry arrives at The Human Rights Campaign on March 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

It looks like fans aren’t taking kindly to Katy Perry’s new musical direction.

Perry’s latest single, “Bon Appetit,” is scheduled to be released on Friday (April 27th), following the release of “Chained to the Rhythm” earlier this year. Unfortunately for the singer, the response towards “Bon Appetit” has already turned sour, as it’s been revealed that she is collaborating with the hip-hop trio Migos.

The trio notorious for their hit-making abilities as they are their dubious attitude towards homosexuality. This was most notably in an interview with Rolling Stone in February, where they voiced their apprehension towards fellow emcee ILoveMakonnen coming out as a gay man. Read an excerpt from the interview below:

And so I’m surprised by Migos’ reaction when I mention iLoveMakonnen, the local MC who just came out as gay on Twitter. “Damn, Makonnen!” Quavo bellows after an awkward interlude. I mention support I saw online for Makonnen’s decision. “They supported him?” Quavo asks, raising an eyebrow. “That’s because the world is fucked up,” says Offset. “This world is not right,” Takeoff says. “We ain’t saying it’s nothing wrong with the gays,” says Quavo. But he suggests that Makonnen’s sexuality undermines his credibility, given the fact that “he first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that.” He frowns. “That’s wack, bro.”

This is in direct contrast to Perry’s recent actions, which have been highly respectful of the LGBTQ community. As reported by TMZ, the “Teenage Dream” singer even received a National Equality Award last month at the Human Rights Campaign gala. Check out some of internet’s reactions to the collaboration below.