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Left Calls for Katy Perry Boycott Over Marine Video
Fox News ^ | March 30, 2012 | Fox News

Posted on 03/30/2012 11:20:30 PM PDT by andyk

LOS ANGELES – Katy Perry transforms herself into a U.S. Marine in her latest power-pop single, "Part of Me," which addresses female empowerment and pays particular tribute to service women.

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Prominent feminist Naomi Wolf ... is urging Americans to boycott the singer, labeling her video "a total piece of propaganda for the Marines."

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I just saw this on Greta and thought I'd see what the FR was saying. She looks pretty fit.
1 posted on 03/30/2012 11:20:41 PM PDT by andyk
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To: andyk
Rules:


2 posted on 03/30/2012 11:28:19 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: andyk

Can’t stand the music, but the images brought tears to my eyes anyhow! Awesome!


3 posted on 03/30/2012 11:30:48 PM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: Ronin

She seems to sing the same song over and over.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 11:34:43 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: andyk

Katy is a guilty pleasure for me :) Cool on her for celebrating the Marines.


5 posted on 03/30/2012 11:39:38 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: andyk
Boot camp wasn't like that in 1961. I thought I was watching GI Jane.

But, I liked it.

6 posted on 03/30/2012 11:42:01 PM PDT by Former War Criminal (Who am I? Why am I here?)
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To: andyk

She kissed a girl.


7 posted on 03/30/2012 11:42:51 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: andyk
Prominent feminist Naomi Wolf .... the feminist who dressed Algore during his run for the presidency. Yeah, I am not really interested in anything Naomi Wolf has to say. If Katy Perry wants to portray being a marine in her music video, that is her business.
8 posted on 03/30/2012 11:45:50 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: andyk

Chick’s hot.

I don’t care whut she does.

Her G.I. Jane routine was decent.


9 posted on 03/31/2012 12:09:34 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: andyk

Looks like she needs a little exercise. I have a workout plan for two that I’d be willing to share with her.


10 posted on 03/31/2012 12:32:01 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Ronin

The video showed a woman who dont need a man to make her complete. Feminists should have been doing handstands over it.
But then we are dealing with nutso lefties with little or no basis in reality. Plus most Feminists are women who really,deep down inside want to be barefoot and preggo in the kitchen but no man could get drunk enough to boink.
Just sayin.......


11 posted on 03/31/2012 12:32:52 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Ronin

The video showed a woman who dont need a man to make her complete. Feminists should have been doing handstands over it.
But then we are dealing with nutso lefties with little or no basis in reality. Plus most Feminists are women who really,deep down inside want to be barefoot and preggo in the kitchen but no man could get drunk enough to boink.
Just sayin.......


12 posted on 03/31/2012 12:33:06 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: andyk

naomi, who?


13 posted on 03/31/2012 1:03:11 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: andyk
So, who's afraid of Naomi Wolf?

It isn't about Katy Perry, the music, nor even the 'feminism', it is about the America-hating Left hating the USMC.

Anything, anyone, with a sense of Honor is to be summarily attacked.

For them, what's not to hate?

14 posted on 03/31/2012 1:09:27 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: andyk

Ah, good old Naomi. The woman who once argued that a group of Florida Republicans wearing short sleeve shirts and ties was a sign of the coming fascist state, or some such nonsense.

To paraphrase Camile Paglia: Naomi Wolf is an example of everything that has gone wrong with an Ivy League education.


15 posted on 03/31/2012 1:53:23 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: andyk

bookmark


16 posted on 03/31/2012 2:55:04 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: andyk

Wow, in my Marine circles, people are complaining she wore the uniform because SHE DIDNT EARN IT!!

That is a personal thing to us Marines.


17 posted on 03/31/2012 3:02:16 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Romney would surrender to Islam as fast as Obama promotes it)
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To: RaceBannon

Naomi who? I think she picked brown clothes or earth tones for Al Gore in 2000.


18 posted on 03/31/2012 3:13:23 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Yorlik803
we are dealing with nutso lefties with little or no basis in reality

and it an election year!

19 posted on 03/31/2012 3:22:25 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Yorlik803
we are dealing with nutso lefties with little or no basis in reality

and it's an election year!

20 posted on 03/31/2012 3:25:11 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: scooby321

I think she was the one that told him to stuff a sock in his pants and to open-mouth kiss his wife for the cameras.


21 posted on 03/31/2012 3:25:56 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: andyk
They really hate the part where she dances under the American flag. It goes against what the left believes - that America is bad.

I found the video pretty darn good. The music, like most of her stuff, is repetitive and not all that imaginative. But, like the video for "Firework" it's pretty inspiring.

22 posted on 03/31/2012 3:53:40 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: RaceBannon
It's obvious from the video that she received LOTS of cooperation from the Marines in making it..so the Corps must feel that it's OK.

I suspect that she'll get LOTS of invites to next year's Birthday Ball.

My problem with the whole thing is that it portrays her decision to join as a sudden, rash act, a response to breaking up with her boyfriend. That's totally the opposite of what the Corps, indeed, the whole volunteer military is about.

23 posted on 03/31/2012 5:07:10 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: andyk
"Prominent feminist Naomi Wolf ... is urging Americans to boycott the singer..."

Not really a fan of Katy Perry but I will be buying numerous copies of her latest 'whatever' for some gifts.

24 posted on 03/31/2012 5:11:24 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"She kissed a girl."

Ah yes, it's the new 'corpse', as OBozo would say.

25 posted on 03/31/2012 5:13:11 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: raybbr

Well, I took away from it that women who advance themselves through education or the military have something that no man can really take away ...It’s true. Get your education, get some training ...you’ll be less likely to be abused, taken advantage of, etc.

What is so bad about that? Feminists really confuse me.

I think what shows true strength for a woman is just knowing what you want and going for it — whether it be a high powered career, or just to be the mom of 7 kids. Just do it, and do the best job of it. Who really cares.

Feminazis just seem to need to run in a herd, to conform more than anyone to some ideal of groupthink. I really feel they are the WORST cowards and the most unimaginative about their lives.


26 posted on 03/31/2012 5:16:29 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: newnhdad

And when he modeled the new look for her, she had to inform him, “Put the sock in the FRONT of your pants.”


27 posted on 03/31/2012 5:16:46 AM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: ken5050
I'm OK with that part of it. A Marine is what you become, not where you start. “Marine officers are made, not born” is a Corps dictum. JJDIDTIEBUCKLE is what you STRIVE to live - exemplary character, — leading by your example of those characteristics. It's not where you started or so much why, it's how you are transformed and what you ARE - a Marine. To me this video shows she respects what individual Marines have done and become and what, overall, the Corps represents. IMHO.

AND she *IS* easy on the eyes

SF

28 posted on 03/31/2012 5:18:13 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: andyk

Too bad Naomi wasn’t born a Muslim.


29 posted on 03/31/2012 5:22:56 AM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: andyk

I see God.


30 posted on 03/31/2012 5:31:25 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Lee'sGhost

OK...God’s work. :-)


31 posted on 03/31/2012 5:32:05 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: andyk

I’m of the wrong generation to know anything about Katy Perry. However, what’s the matter with “a total piece of propaganda for the Marines.” They are OUR Marines, right?

I would advocate a boycott of Naomi Wolf, but I doubt if anyone with half a brain pays much attention to her political and wardrobe tips. If AlGore (Mr. Earth Tones) hadn’t used her as a consultant, he might have become POTUS.

On second thought, Thank you Ms. Wolf.


32 posted on 03/31/2012 5:32:21 AM PDT by neocon1984
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To: andyk

They probably hate Katy Perry because she isn’t an ugly looking angry feminist.


33 posted on 03/31/2012 5:37:00 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: ken5050
Your post made me go back and look at the video again.

I infer from the video that she is portraying a young woman who *is* to some degree running away from ‘life as she knew it’, perhaps rashly, leaving behind (in the sink) what she has decided is a bad life, BUT she has decided to BECOME something not just different, not just a change of scenery or boyfriend, but rather BECOME something *BETTER* .

At 1 minute into the video she looks at the bulletin board and sees the USMC recruiting bumper sticker - “All women are created equal. Some BECOME Marines.” As you know, you join the Army, you commit to the Corps. Perhaps I am sucked up in the story since my father, uncle and son are Marine officers, but ... I'll take it. She decided to become better, not just different, AND (per the video) makes it to deployment, implying of course that she made it through boot camp and EARNED her spot as a grunt. Again, I'll take that.

Also I can't clearly understand the lyrics, so I'm paraphrasing ... “you'll never take away what I have become” is part of the [repeating] chorus. Amen to that. To paraphrase Ronaldus Maximus ... "some women will go through life wondering if their life mattered. A woman who has become a Marine will KNOW theirs does and did." She didn't have to make this video this way. Especially as a pop culture icon. SHE was on the obstacle course. SHE was in the mud under the barbed wire. SHE was in the cold surf, not a body double. I'll give her props for that. The music is bubble-gum pop rock. But I liked the video. thanks for making me think.

34 posted on 03/31/2012 5:44:20 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: andyk

As Rush said, “Feminism was created to give unattractive women access to the mainstream.”

Feminists hate straight attractive women (see Sarah Palin) more than anything in the world.


35 posted on 03/31/2012 5:45:54 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: RaceBannon

“Wow, in my Marine circles, people are complaining she wore the uniform because SHE DIDNT EARN IT!!

That is a personal thing to us Marines.”

Hah! When my wife saw the video, she said, “She’s not worthy.”

(Our son is a Marine)


36 posted on 03/31/2012 6:06:30 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Blueflag
You're welcome..it's obvious that whatever one thinks about the whole question of women in the military, women in combat, etc..the military must follow the orders of the civilians in charge..even if they are idiots, or worse. My Corps has done a much better job of successfully integrating women than the other branches. Of course, to some extent, it's a self fulfilling event, because of the universe of females who are considering serving in the military, only those who are especially focused/dedicated/committed...whatever you want to call it..would ever even consider the Marines, as opposed to the other services...so they naturally will tend to do better.

As I said, the Corps obviously thinks the video has merit, is a plus for them, because they gave her a lot of support in making it.

37 posted on 03/31/2012 6:10:43 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050

One last item: watch this [Taylor Swift] video, all the way to the end. [ trust me ]

http://youtu.be/LZ34LlaIk88

They’re not ALL jerks in pop culture.


38 posted on 03/31/2012 6:23:21 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Blueflag

Thanks...totally unexpected, and very nice..ending..


39 posted on 03/31/2012 6:31:11 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: andyk

Naomi Wolf? Naomi Wolf? Is she the one that defecated on a police vehicle? What doe’s she do to keep a roof over her head or food on the table? What I’m asking is, what do I refuse to buy so as to avoid putting as little as one cent in her pocket?


40 posted on 03/31/2012 6:31:49 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: LibsRJerks

From six years experience as a military recruiter, the difference between a woman who joins the military and those who don’t is the former is much more sure of herself and independent than the later will ever be.


41 posted on 03/31/2012 6:40:54 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: andyk

Yeah, the progs didn’t have a problem with Katy for her “I Kissed A Girl” video/song.

http://www.last.fm/music/Katy+Perry/_/I+Kissed+a+Girl


42 posted on 03/31/2012 6:45:20 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: paterfamilias

I have no beef with her wearing the uniform I wore for 11 years. It’s just a video after all, and a great one at that! Can’t wait to post this to my Facebook profile and drive the few libs I know crazy.


43 posted on 03/31/2012 6:59:50 AM PDT by NCMom57
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To: W. W. SMITH

Liberal women strike me as people who are always giving into their impulses. They want control, yet they never truly CAN practice it. It takes balls to refuse sex before your’e married, and yet once married, to actually STAY married, and also take responsibility for the children you create. Takes even more to raise them right and gain their respect. It takes balls to join the military and survive in it. It takes balls to be a total stay at home mom and raise a bunch of kids.

Libs and feminists can’t face life’s challenges head on. They always need some crutch — some fallback. I think they’re incredibly WEAKminded. If only we could convince young women of this — but being younger and more vulnerable, they gravitate towards this easy way out kind of life. “I just wasn’t ready ...” always the answer.


44 posted on 03/31/2012 7:01:10 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: RaceBannon
Wow, in my Marine circles, people are complaining she wore the uniform because SHE DIDNT EARN IT!!

That is a personal thing to us Marines.


Gosh, John Wayne in Sands of Iwo Jima must make them apoplectic.
45 posted on 03/31/2012 7:20:47 AM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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To: RaceBannon

“in my Marine circles, people are complaining she wore the uniform because SHE DIDNT EARN IT!!”

Did John Wayne “earn it”?


46 posted on 03/31/2012 7:25:48 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: Cheburashka
Neither did Darrin McGavin, Jack Webb, Clint Eastwood or Robert Conrad. But every Drill Instructor I ever met, would quote Webb from the DI.
47 posted on 03/31/2012 8:14:30 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: ken5050

You’d be surprised how many people in the military made rash decisions to go in. I did, and it lasted 20 years...


48 posted on 03/31/2012 8:23:14 AM PDT by sandboxshooter (Iraq, Afghanistan, War)
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To: DemforBush

Isn’t Naomi the chick who was paid $100,000 for coming up with the idea for Algore to wear earth tones during his presidential run?


49 posted on 03/31/2012 8:25:36 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: andyk
Good for her. She took fire from the left for her "stand with Israel" Tweets. Give her credit for trying....

50 posted on 03/31/2012 8:34:35 AM PDT by moehoward
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