Katy Perry Is Performing In South Africa and Some People are Actually Excited
The "Fireworks" singer is heading to Johannesburg in July as part of her Witness Tour.
"Teenage Dream" singer and poster woman for white, female cultural appropriation, Katy Perry, dropped some major news yesterday: the singer will be making her way to South Africa for two shows in July as part of her worldwide Witness Tour.
The singer seemed pretty excited to share the news yesterday via Twitter—except we're not exactly sure how excited to be about this news.
MUSIC: US superstar @katyperry just announced that she will be touring South Africa in July. WATCH 👇🏿 https://t.co/Ru0LMKCn40— Phil Mphela (@Phil Mphela)1516772683.0
🇿🇦‼️SOUTH AFRICA‼️🇿🇦 #WITNESSTHETOUR is coming to YOU for ✌🏼 NIGHTS! I am over the moon to be performing there for… https://t.co/xzyl7EM78b— KATY PERRY (@KATY PERRY)1516780091.0
Our first reaction was: who asked for this?
But much to our surprise, it seems like the singer might have somewhat of a fanbase in the country, as many folks on Twitter have expressed their anticipation for the upcoming show. And, apparently the singer's album "Witness" is currently number nine on the South African iTunes chart.
KATY PERRY IS FINALLY COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA I'M CRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭… https://t.co/O8P8aFUPiJ— Bassie🌙🐍💫 (@Bassie🌙🐍💫)1516776063.0
Katy Perry will sell out in South Africa. Watch.— [ パソン ] (@[ パソン ])1516790351.0
Katy Perry is coming to South Africa 😄 I am so excited— Katlego Moele (@Katlego Moele)1516789708.0
My cousin just called that Katy Perry is coming to South Africa on the 18th of July. . She screaming😭😂 can you confirm @Anele @FrankieFire— BONGANI MALATE✍ (@BONGANI MALATE✍)1516771288.0
Katy Perry is coming to South Africa this July it's gonna be fireworks 💃🎉🎉 https://t.co/ZxkAAaKBqy— SocialTrends🇿🇦™ (@SocialTrends🇿🇦™)1516783542.0
God!!! 😐😱😭😍we didn't lose hope.... It's finally happening. Katy Perry in SOUTH AFRICA 😭💥.... South Africans will fi… https://t.co/mbj9W3XmU5— #KATY COMING TO S.A 🇿🇦 (@#KATY COMING TO S.A 🇿🇦)1516805418.0
And then there's this person who is apparently also a Taylor Swift fan. Wow.
For years I've been waiting for Katy Perry to come to South Africa. Now it's this shit of JHB only. When Taylor com… https://t.co/e6Jsr6mIlz— C. (@C.)1516790364.0
Other folks, however, seem to share our confusion.
Katy perry is coming to south africa to do what vele???.— 🏆🏆2018 winner🏆🏆 (@🏆🏆2018 winner🏆🏆)1516784030.0
Do you guys really like Katy Perry and her music or are you just excited that another international artist is coming to South Africa?— Zamore (@Zamore)1516790781.0
If you care that Katy Perry is coming to South Africa, please let me know so I can block you now. Thanks.— Bob Perfect: Bitcoin Savant (@Bob Perfect: Bitcoin Savant)1516782245.0
@katyperry @Ticketprodome Do you even have fans here? https://t.co/ab2ZDH0pti— Simon Masilo❤ (@Simon Masilo❤)1516787775.0
Wait, there are actual humans excited about Katy Perry coming to South Africa?— Jay (@Jay)1516778992.0
Whether or not we would spend our hard earned money to see Katy Perry—we would not—is irrelevant. If her performing in South Africa means that some of her most enthusiastic fans will get an opportunity to see her, we really can't be mad at that.
We still won't pretend to get it though.