Gothic Council Wants Katy Perry to Go Away

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It was noon, the gothic 3 a.m., when the alarm went off. Not the alarm clock, but the big, black one that alerts me to clear and present dangers to goth.

I stumbled to the Internet, where my custom-designed goth-defense system presented me with this link.

If you don't want to click on the link, I understand. I certainly didn't. Apparently Julie Pike of The National Ledger invites us to consider Katy Perry's new goth look. The quote reads...

Katy Perry has a new gothic look.

The pop starlet goes a bit dark with a dramatic image overhaul featuring the opposite of her usual bright colors.

The photos above and below are from the Narm Music Biz 2012 Awards in Culver City, California on Thursday night (May 10, 2012) and feature Katy wearing a floor-length black gown with transparent stripes and sporting deep purple locks, smoky eye make-up, and plum-colored lipstick.

Keep goth and carry on...keep goth and carry on...keep...screw it. This is an emergency, and I summoned the Gothic Council! And since damn near every member answered during this crisis, I'm just linking their names rather than introducing them.

Scarlett St. Vitus: This irritates me to no end. Any time a celebrity puts on a black dress, suddenly they're goth. As if that's all it takes.

Recipe to make a goth = one black dress + a human female. And there you have it! Now go scare some children! This happens every awards season, the mainstream media slams someone for looking too goth. I wish they would just stop using that term altogether.

Larry Rainwater: I believe the term they used was "gothic look." Let's see...purple hair, dark lipstick, black dress and dark eye shadow. Well, honestly, that pretty much is a "gothic look," based on what I see everyone wearing in the clubs. Does it make her goth? Probably not. But her music now? That's totally goth! Ha ha ha!

Jvstin Whitney: If you want something to go away you ignore it, not give it the attention it wants, positive or negative. I've always considered Katy Perry an insufferable bitch, so this isn't anything that would surprise me. In the spirit of keeping goth and carrying on, I would just say, "Okay," and continue about my business, because reacting to anything she does isn't making my life better.

Darla Teagarden: Perry has to choose a look every tour. My friend made all her latex costumes for one of the tours...So it was only a matter of time before she went there. I'm also waiting for it to go away

Sarah Fanning: Just another attempt to garner attention by being somewhat "outrageous." How about making some music that is actually good so people will pay attention to your talent? Then you won't need to constantly reinvent yourself to get attention and can quit ripping off our subculture.

I grow weary of these antics. I'm going to focus my attention elsewhere now until this passes.

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goth kids smell like cabbage
goth kids smell like cabbage

Goth Chicks... haha... what 15 years ago? Katy Perry as "poppy" as she is, Still damn hot. Goth chicks? Ughh.... Uglier than hipster chicks with more make-up. 

Goth Council? Really? D----OUCHE! 


They are just jealous because she's cute and cute goths are as rare as a three dollar bill.

Ramon LP4 Medina
Ramon LP4 Medina

(Record needle scratch)Whoah whoah....You know a sentence I would never have expected to hear coming from a Goth discussion is " I hate that song of hers that they play at the gym all-the-time."  

Please please please, tell me there is a Goth gym!!! 

Drusilla Grey
Drusilla Grey

Sounds like you're going to the wrong Goth clubs if you've not found cute or even stunningly beautiful Goths.

Or maybe you're just a snobby frat-boy who wouldn't know what real beauty is...

Furthermore your childish attempt to gaslight us as jealous needs ridiculed. Since you're most likely a straight, middle class, average joe, white male, you have no concept of being part of a minority or often maligned subculture. Therefore, you would never understand the terrible injustice of antics like what Ms. Perry has done just to stay in the spotlight.

Those of us who have the courage to openly be who we are with out shame, be it LGBT, or fully Goth deserve your respect. If you can't treat us accordingly, then shut the fuck up.

Jef With One F
Jef With One F

There's a small chain of them in Texas, D.C., and Colorado


I love hot goths.  The last one I saw was in the late 80s as New Wave Punk evolved into what become early Goth.

If showed you my vinyl collection you'd bow down to my Goth collection.  

I love y'all, but the look has changed.  When the unwashed hair look took over the scene it was a sad day.

But where are these clubs?  I hit Numbers last Friday and it was lame (but it was a rainy night).


Doesn't Katy perry also have the right to be who she wants to be without shame? Are we not all entitled to be who we want without shame?

Ramon LP4 Medina
Ramon LP4 Medina

First off, Craigley IS a total douche but guys, you are taking this much too seriosuly.  Relax, it's just a dumb pop-star.

But to respond to Myeggsareboiled, I think the objection here (and I don't think it's even a particularly serious objection where anyone is planning on chasing Perry with pitchforks) is the cynical appropriation of a subculture.  In the end, Perry will simply move onto something else in a few months to try to get attention from the media.  It's that disposeable approach that is the general objection here. 

That said, does anyone actually honestly truly give two shits what Perry dresses like this week when it really comes down to it?  No, of course not. 

Jef With One F
Jef With One F

Also, global warming is a myth, I'm 11 feet tall, and if you don't believe me you can ask my unicorn.

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