At 39, Katy Perry labeled ‘unethical’ after posing in bikini on balcony

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that no matter what you do, how successful you are, how kind you endeavor to be, there are always people ready to attempt to tear you down.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the word of showbiz, where celebrities live out their lives in plain view of the masses, and often find their every move and choice dissected and discussed.

Is it fair? No, not at all, but I guess it can be argued that by living a life of fame and notoriety in front of the cameras, you’re opening yourself up to the sort of surveillance that inevitably results in criticism of one colour or another.

With that said, I’m a firm believer that no one should ever be harshly judged based on their appearance, irrespective of how much money they have in the bank.

Which is why I find it nothing short of confusing that singer-songwriter Katy Perry stirred up something of a debate recently after posting three photos and a video to Instagram while dressed in a skimpy two-piece bikini and visor.

An icon of the music industry for over a decade, it’s safe to assume Perry has a thick enough skin to take whatever people are saying with a pinch of salt. Yet that doesn’t mean she should.

In any case, the material in question – in which Perry was stood on a balcony, reportedly drinking a can of Drink De Soi, a non-alcoholic beverage brand she co-founded with Morgan McLachlan last year – certainly split opinion.

One of the images showed the TGIF singer holding the drink in her left hand while raising her right leg. Far from extreme, I think we can all agree, but nevertheless there were internet users who had negative things to say.

One wrote simply: “WHAT IS THIS.”

Another criticized Perry’s post for being “Unethical“.

A third, meanwhile, took aim at her age of all things, writing: “Ur getting old katy.”

A fourth added: “Pissed.”

Needless to say, there were others who used their time to praise the superstar.

“Its the balcony energy we needed,” one person wrote.

“I would be straight for you,” joked another.

“An absolute SLAY!!!! She is SPRITZING,” said a third.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Perry’s choice of outfit has ignited discussion online in recent months. Back in April, the 39-year-old narrowly avoided a disastrous wardrobe malfunction during a live episode of American Idol.

The Daisies hitmaker’s futuristic top broke right before Roman Collins was set to take the stage to sing James Brown’s It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 28: Katy Perry attends the G’Day USA Arts Gala at Skirball Cultural Center on January 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

“I need my top to stay on,” Perry said in a behind the scenes video posted to her Instagram. “If it’s not fixed, this show is going to get more than it wanted.”

What did you make of Perry’s bikini post? Let us know in the comments.

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