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A boycott for Part of me

Tuesday, April 03, 2012    

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Feminist writer Naomi Wolf has called for boycott of the new Katy Perry video. The feminist writer has slammed Katy Perry for transforming herself into a US Marine in the video for her single, Part Of Me.

Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth, says the images of the singer dressed as a soldier “glorify violence” and has called for a boycott of her music. Perry claims the video for the song, which is about a painful break-up, is a celebration of female empowerment and an “affirmation of strength”. She called the tribute to servicewomen “one of the most aggressive videos I have ever done”.

But Wolf, one of the many who were arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests last year, is urging Americans to boycott the singer, according to Fox News. On her Facebook page, Wolf labelled the video “a total piece of propaganda for the Marines. I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it”.

“It is truly shameful... I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I really liked — if you are as offended at this glorification of violence as I am.”

Hollywood publicist Angie Meyer said: “Naomi Wolf is a living, breathing contradiction. Her anti-military sentiments against the men and women fighting to defend the freedoms she exercises regularly, speech and protest, is absurd and disturbingly disgraceful.” Glenn Selig, from The Publicity Agency, said Wolf's attack had backfired. “In her efforts to boycott the video Naomi Wolf has brought more attention to it,” he said. Neither Perry nor Wolf immediately responded to requests for comment.

— Daily Mail

Daddy's day with the kids

He's just flown in from Australia, and the first thing Seal did when he arrived home was to see his children. The devoted father landed in Los Angeles last week, and was pictured the next day taking his four children out for lunch in Brentwood, California. The singer, 49, also treated his brood to presents from a toy store, after spending the past few weeks away from home.

Seal has been busy filming the Australian version of The Voice in Sydney, and nipped back to the US in between auditions and the programme's premiere on April 15. Seal will appear on the show alongside Keith Urban, Delta Goodrem and Joel Madden. He was accompanied by daughter Leni, seven, sons Henry, six, and Johan, five, and youngest daughter Lou, two.

The ex-couple, who parted ways in January, are clearly making every effort to continue to raise their children equally. The children were pictured enjoying a day at the park with their mother Heidi Klum, making daisy chains, a day before Seal took them out.

— Daily Mail

That's not like you!

She's not a girl who has ever been shy about strutting down the catwalk or posing for the cameras in a bikini, but Miranda Kerr came over all unusually shy as she launched the new swimwear range for Victoria's Secret.

The Australian model kept her curves hidden beneath a pretty crocheted dress as she posed by a pool in Los Angeles. Her bright pink bikini could be seen underneath, but she didn't take off the tunic to reveal it, even though she's never been shy about revealing her enviable figure. As it turned out, it was rather cool in Beverly Hills that morning, which is why Miranda was feeling the chill in her bikini.

She was joined on the shoot at

the Thompson Hotel by fellow Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel, who also kept herself covered up in a pretty cream crocheted top, a hint of her bright green bikini showing beneath. They were launching the 2012 SWIM collection.

— Daily Mail

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