On Jan. 21, Grammy-nominated singer Katy Perry will join a growing number of celebrities and women marching on Washington to oppose President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Ahead of the national event she’s also lending her star power and her pocketbook to “#DontNormalizeHate” a short-film PSA posted to YouTube that draws parallels between Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese American citizens during World War II, and asks: Is history repeating itself?
Perry executive-produced the powerful public service announcement, which shares the true story of 89-year-old Haru Kuromiya, a native of Riverside, Calif., who was a girl when her family was forced to leave their homes and submit to mass incarceration by order of the American government — an act of prejudice and fear that remains an ugly stain on U.S. history.
Artists Cher, Katy Perry, Zendaya and Angelique Kidjo are among the growing lineup of female celebrities participating in the Women’s March on Washington. More than 100,000 are expected to attend the march, taking place in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21 — the first day of Donald Trump’s new presidential administration.
Actress America Ferrera serves as chair of the Artist Table for the march. Additional announced participants include Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Debra Messing, Frances McDormand and Julianne Moore.
“Since the election, so many fear that their voices will go unheard,” Ferrera stated in a release announcing the march’s lineup. “As artists, women and, most importantly, dedicated Americans, it is critical that we stand together in solidarity for the protection, dignity and rights of our communities. Immigrant rights, worker rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, racial justice and environmental rights are not special interests, they affect us all.”
In the same release, Carmen Perez, national co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, said, “Women don’t live single-issue lives, and we are thrilled to be joined by women who understand and reflect the intersecting issues for which we stand. All women deserve freedom and equity.”
More than 150 independently organized solidarity marches are also being planned in all 50 states and in 20 countries around the world. Handler, for example, will lead a march down Main Street in Park City, Utah, followed by a rally.
Katy & Orlando visited Los Angeles Children’s Hospital yesterday, singing carols etc for the patients. Gorgeous photos have been added below:
Katy was spotted in 12th Dec with Orlando in Malibu, as well as see yesterday (13th Dec) at the Epione Skin Center.
I’m updating the gallery as much as possible to get the site 100% complete! I’ve added 3,000 HQ photos from Katy’s performances during 2008 & 2009 at the debute of her first album & ‘Hello Kitty World Tour’! I’m going to working on getting the candids completed next!
Katy attended the Los Angeles premiere for ‘Office Christmas Party’ last night. 600 HQ photos have been added from the red carpet – how amazing does she look?! As always!
Katy attended UNICEF’s Snowflake Ball in New York last night, where she was honoured with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award! She looked so gorgeous!
Katy attended the 75th Anniversary Gala for Capitol Records, 300 HQ photos have been uploaded to the gallery. Check them out below:
Katy and Orlando were spotted at the Vedge Restaurant in Philadelphia last night after her performance at the MANN Center. HQ candids below: