Benny's Adventures

Katy Perry’s Chest

While in a car with friends I was told that Katy Perry’s breasts are on fire in her video for “Firework”. See here:

Katy Perry–Firework

I began watching with the childish thought, “boobs on fire!” but ended up wandering into the state of modern social perception.

I listened to the song and did my best to understand its message. I think it’s an admirable message that Katy Perry (or the song writer) is trying to convey and the song is worth at least one listen even if you are not a Katy Perry fan.

At first glance, however, it’s tough to take it seriously when at 0:46 Katy Perry’s chest lights up and fireworks start spewing forth. Why is that, though? After all the metaphor in the song is that your heart is full of light, brilliance, and wonder and you can shine brightly. Had this been a man singing this there would have been a reaction of a much smaller amplitude with respect to breasts.

But then what man would ever accept a song like this? It feels like we’re trapped in a world where if you’re a guy you have to have an “edgier” message or have scantily clad, attractive women dancing in the background. Perhaps a more specific way to phrase it is that a man cannot be sweet.

Of course it may just be that I’m not very exposed to all the music out there. However, this is my current impression.

If you have music I should listen to that supports or serves as a counter example let me know!

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14 February 2011 - Posted by | Life, Music | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. A lot of country music and alternative pieces have guys singing sweeter songs
    Ex: Toby Kieth, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Plain White T’s, The Scene Aesthetic

    Comment by Allie | 24 February 2011 | Reply


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