Beth Ditto Not a Katy Perry Fan


Jun. 18 2009, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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Katy Perry might've fueled a bit of feud when she said she wasn't impressed with rocker Beth Ditto. But then again, Beth first said she wasn't too happy with Katy's music. On the other hand, Beth's not too worried.

"Honestly, I could care less if Katy Perry's impressed with me," she tells

In fact, the openly gay Beth isn't too impressed with Katy, either, especially for her song, "I Kissed a Girl," about a straight girl smooching on her pals.

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"But as a gay person, it's like, 'Oh, of course this straight person singing about kissing a girl goes straight to Top 40 and people buy this record. Who can give a f--- about real gay people?' That's what's really painful about the whole thing. That's what makes me laugh about 'I'm not impressed.' It's like, 'Oh, that's what you think? Of course, because you never thought about what a real gay person feels, and the impact that a song like that has on the gay world in a time of crucial civil rights.' That's just one of the examples of what the mainstream is thinking about queer culture, when actually, we are completely fighting for our rights right now."

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Stay tuned for Katy's inevitable rebuttal.


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