Singer Katy Perry has revealed that she contacted her family members who voted for President Donald Trump after Joe Biden won on Saturday.
In a recent tweet, she wrote, “The first thing I did when the presidency was called is text and call my family members who do not agree and tell them I love them and am here for them.”
the first thing I did when the presidency was called is text and call my family members who do not agree and tell them I love them and am here for them. #FamilyFirst. Call your family today. Happy Sunday. ♥️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 8, 2020
However, the tweet raised eyebrows and the singer landed in the hot water after Twitter users slammed her.
“Those who voted for a man who incited violence and didn’t care whether marginalized groups lived or died,” tweeted iZombie star, Rahul Kohli. “THEY should be reaching out FIRST to apologize and that’s the bare minimum before there can be any talk about love and moving forward.”
Those people voted for a man who incited violence and didn’t care whether marginalised groups lived or died. THEY should be reaching out FIRST to apologise and that’s the bare minimum before there can be any talk about love and moving forward. https://t.co/a9k8jPZhgF
— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) November 8, 2020
For the record, I have no beef with Katy whatsoever. I just don’t agree with this particular tweet. I respect her own personal experience and attitude towards unity. But her approach isn’t mine and that’s all ❤️
— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) November 9, 2020
Other internet users also wrote in oppose to the singer’s tweet.
Truth is, rich white ppl such as yourself were NEVER at risk no matter who won this election. To you, this is more a disagreement of opinions –to the rest of us, this election was a matter of life or death in many aspects. So no, I won't be calling my family to console them.
— RC 🦋 (@rcohenn7) November 8, 2020
Super good to know white supremacy isn't a dealbreaker for you.
— LL McKinney (@ElleOnWords) November 9, 2020
I refuse to bow down to my oppressors. I refuse to extend an olive branch to people who don’t think I should exist.
— 𝕂𝕪𝕝𝕖 𝕆𝕣𝕕 (@TheRealKyleOrd) November 8, 2020
“Yes family I forgive you for wanting to deny marginalised people human rights after all I would hate for Sunday dinner to be awkward” 🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴
— OnlyZans🇯🇲 (@OnlyZans) November 8, 2020