Katy Perry and Kesha slammed for Jeffrey Dahmer lyrics


Katy Perry is facing criticism for her 2013 song “Dark Horse” after several people allege that the lyrics are “disrespectful” for “romanticizing” Jeffrey Dahmer and his crimes.

In the wake of Netflix‘s “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” which stars Evan Peters, the song has faced backlash for referencing the infamous serial killer, according to Indy100.

The lyrics, which appear midway through the track, are “She’s a beast/ I call her Karma/ She eats your heart like Jeffrey Dahmer,” and were rapped by featured artist Juicy J.

“It still upsets me when I hear the line in the song ‘Dark Horse’ ‘She eats your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer’ and I always make my daughter turn the station,” wrote one angry Twitter user.

“It’s so disrespectful to the victims families,” the person continued. “I hope people remember them while watching Netflix. Sorry for their losses.”

“I didn’t know who Jeffrey Dahmer was until last week,” said another user. “But now knowing what he did, Juicy J is sick for making people especially little kids sing that man’s name and Katy Perry is also sick for allowing that lyric in her song.”

Katy Perry has recently come under fire for her 2013 song "Dark Horse" due to her referencing Jeffrey Dahmer.
Katy Perry has recently come under fire for her 2013 song “Dark Horse” due to a Jeffrey Dahmer reference in the lyrics.
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Several people have said that Perry "romanticizes" Dahmer's killings.
Several people have said that the song “romanticizes” murderer Jeffrey Dahmer (above right).
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One user demanded that the “Teenage Dream” singer make a public apology.

“Why isn’t anyone calling out Katy Perry for allowing such a vile & terrible lyric to be included in one of her hit songs,” exclaimed one Twitter user.

“Jeffrey was a notorious serial killer & Katy CHOSE to romanticize his criminal & inhumane actions. I actually feel sick to my stomach. She NEEDS to apologize.”

Several users have demanded that Perry apologize for not changing the lyric.
Several users have demanded that Perry apologize.
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Kesha has also come under fire for mentioning the serial killer.

In her 2010 song “Cannibal,” she sings, “Be too sweet and you’ll be a goner/ Yeah, I’ll pull a Jeffrey Dahmer,” which earned her the ire of keyboard warriors.

Kesha has also come under fire for mentioning Dahmer in her 2010 song "Cannibal."
Kesha has also come under fire for mentioning Dahmer in her 2010 song “Cannibal.”
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“Ppl mad at Katy Perry for #Dahmer lyrics even though it’s Juicy J’s verse? Kesha has worse lyrics in ‘Cannibal,’ ” tweeted one user.

“Maybe keep killers out of pop music?”

The Post has reached out to Perry and Kesha for comment.

Some users cheekily suggested that if the lyrics bother people then they do not have to listen to the song.
In the wake of Netflix’s “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” people are now criticizing the songs’ references to the infamous serial killer.
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Several users have defended the “I Kissed a Girl” and “Tik Tok” crooners saying that the songs came out several years ago and critics should have raised an issue with them at those times.

“Did you not know who Dahmer was the nine previous years this song was out,” said one user. “Why do you and other people all of a sudden seem to care?”

“You’re stating a song lyric from over a decade ago is disrespectful to the victims families? The families gave consent for Netflix to release a show about the history of Jeffrey and his victims,” reasoned another.

“If the lyrics upset you, you should have brought that up 10 years ago. Not now.”