Although Donald Trump’s election left singer and Hillary Clinton enthusiast Katy Perry feeling “vulnerable, confused and frightened like a child,” Perry gushed that it was Clinton who gave her a “new,” “more determined” voice.
According to Cosmopolitan, at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball on Tuesday night, Perry was presented with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award by none other than surprise guest, her “hero,” Hillary Clinton!
Perry took to Instagram Thursday evening to pour her heart out to Clinton as a result of the “beautiful cloud that was Tuesday night’s @UNICEF Snowflake Ball.” The 32-year-old singer described how after the election, “a blanket of sadness and despair” covered her. She feared “we were not ever going to see the light of justice or fairness.” But, “Hell hath no fury like a woman REBORN,” concluded Perry’s Instagram post.
“Hillary lit a fire inside of me that burns brighter and brighter every day, and that fire will NEVER be put out,” Perry dramatically proclaimed before admiring Clinton’s ability to “rise like the Phoenix she is.”
Despite Perry’s continuing “feelings of despair,” she asserted that she is “MOTIVATED to fight against social injustice and to promote equality and kindness.” Unfortunately, she plans to do this through her “art and influence,” despite protests from her fans to just “shut up and sing.” Lucky us.
Perry had not been silent in her support for Clinton. Pre-election, Perry dressed up as Hillary Clinton for Halloween, posted numerous Instagram posts donning Clinton t-shirts and nail polish, and even stripped down in a “Funny or Die” video for the then presidential candidate. Post-election, Perry, not unlike some of the country, mourned Clinton’s defeat. The day after Trump’s election, the singer blacked out her Twitter profile picture and cover photo.
Slowly, I am coming down from the beautiful cloud that was Tuesday night's @UNICEF Snowflake Ball. First and foremost, I am incredibly grateful to have received the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award from my hero @HillaryClinton. This award will be a constant reminder to get out of my bubble and back into the field to shine a light on issues that matter most, especially to illuminate the plight of vulnerable children who are living without basic human needs and rights. This honor is a starting line, not a finish line, for me, and I am excited for where my new ambition and purpose leads me! I was profoundly moved and thoroughly surprised when Hillary showed up to give me this award. I broke down and wept watching her take the stage. The last time I was in NYC was for Election Night. I left covered in a blanket of sadness and despair because for me, and I imagine others, the results triggered a lot of dormant fears and emotions to the surface. I feared that we were not ever going to see the light of justice or fairness. I felt vulnerable, confused and frightened like a child. From the outside it probably looks as though I've always had a "voice." Truth is, I have never had one like I have found in the past year. I have a found a new voice, a more determined voice. I grew up sheltered, suppressed and kept silent for fear of giving the wrong answer. I would reveal my poor education. Or I was just scared. Hillary helped me see that we're all in this together, no matter where we come from, what color we are, or what status and education we have or don't have. Hillary lit a fire inside of me that burns brighter and brighter every day, and that fire will NEVER be put out. Feelings of despair still comes in waves, but now more than ever I am MOTIVATED to fight against social injustice and to promote equality and kindness as best I know how, through my art and influence. I am continually inspired by her strength and how she continues to rise like the Phoenix she is, every time. It's funny, sometimes people who disagree with me just say, "Shut up and sing." Boy, will I do so in a whole new way... next year. Hell hath no fury like a woman REBORN.
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