Last week, Katy Perry released her “Part Of Me” video, in which she plays a Marine, sort of. Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham, who evidently did not like the video, Tweeted, “Seeing Katy Perry as a soldier in ’Part Of Me’ really makes me think that we need to start a war so she can go die.” That Tweet was partially a reference to Fear’s punk classic “Let’s Have A War,” something not picked up by the many, many news organizations who posted stories about Abraham’s post. (Anytime someone writes anything insensitive on Twitter, it’s probably best to check if they’re quoting a Fear lyric.)
In the days since then, Abraham has been deluged on Twitter by hordes of angry Katy Perry fans, and he’s retweeted many of them. He’s since backed down a bit and stopped retweeting all those angry Tweets, and yet people are still writing news reports about it. So: Relax, everybody! Pink Eyes doesn’t want to kill Katy Perry! Keep it moving!