Katy Perry Receives Backlash After Voting for Former Republican Rick Caruso
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American Idol judge Katy Perry is being criticized after she shared a photo of herself voting for Los Angeles mayoral candidate Rick J. Caruso. Although Caruso recently changed his party to Democrat, he has been registered as a Republican in the past.
Katy Perry Receives Backlash After Voting for Rick Caruso
On Monday, Perry posted an image of herself at a voting machine, smiling and giving a thumbs up as she showed that she was voting for Rick J. Caruso. She wrote in the caption that she was “voting for a myriad of reasons (see the news) but in particular because Los Angeles is a hot mess atm.”
Many social media users have criticized Perry for voting for Caruso, a billionaire who changed his party to Democrat earlier this year after previously supporting Republicans such as George W. Bush. Some users also pointed out the irony of Perry retweeting a pro-choice video shortly before voting for Caruso.
Earlier this year, Caruso claimed to be pro-choice. However, he has donated to anti-abortion politicians and was quoted in 2007 as saying he “opposes abortion in most cases but would support some stem cell research.”
katy perry posted herself voting for a republican today and her stans are scrambling pic.twitter.com/i7c0GWMEqD— matt (@mattxiv) November 8, 2022
Fans Alter Image of Perry Voting for Caruso
The photo of Perry voting for Caruso has led to some interesting Photoshop work from fans. One Twitter user changed the photo to make it look like Perry was watching Peppa Pig on the voting screen. They claimed this was the real photo and told people to “stop spreading misinformation.”
Another user pointed out that the photo had been altered, writing, “katy perry posted herself voting for a republican today and her stans are scrambling.”
Someone else posted another edited version of the photo that makes it look like Perry is voting for a category in the 2022 MTV EMAs. They wrote, “Katy Perry has voted Nicki Minaj for #emas.”
Perry isn’t the only American Idol judge who has recently been criticized over politics. Luke Bryan was slammed last month for welcoming Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on stage at his concert.