People are pointing the finger at Katy Perry for what they call the “disrespectful lyrics” in her song “Dark Horse,” which romanticizes the psychopath Jeffrey Dahmer.
Ah, I’ve been transported back in time to when I was 13 years old and singing along with Katy Perry’s most recent pop-punk single, titled “Dark Horse.” Dark Horse’.
However, very few of us are aware of the fact that one of the lines in the book has a more profound meaning, and that it makes a direct reference to the work of an American serial killer, even though the book was published nearly ten years ago.
Fans of music are quick to criticize Perry for the controversial songs that she sings because of the recent Netflix series called Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. This has made Dahmer’s crimes more famous, and fans of music are quick to criticize Perry.
On social media, people are criticizing Katy Perry for the lyrics on her album “Dark Horse,” which was released in 2013.
Perry’s fourth studio album, Prism, was promoted by its lead single, “Dark Horse,” which featured a guest appearance by the rapper Juicy J.
Although the song was published in 2013, it has recently become a topic of conversation once more as a result of the Netflix series, which brings attention to the alleged crimes that Dahmer committed.
The following is an example of one of the song’s lyrics, which is sung by Juicy J: “She’s a beast/ I call her Karma/ She eats your heart like Jeffrey Dahmer.”
Dahmer was a prolific serial killer who was responsible for the deaths of seventeen people between the years 1978 and 1991.
In addition to being responsible for the deaths of the boys and men, he also admitted to eating the flesh of some of his victims and dismembering others, which led to him earning the nicknames “the Milwaukee Monster” and “the Milwaukee Cannibal” later on in his life.
Since then, fans of music have taken to social media to criticize the lyrics as being “vile.”
“Katy Perry” and Juicy J collaborated on a song that was entirely devoted to stating “she devours your heart as Jeffrey Dahmer” which i find disrespectful asf to the families,” one user on Twitter wrote.
Another person wrote: “I didn’t know who Jeffrey Dahmer was until last week 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.”
“It continues to irritate me every time I hear the track Dark Horse “She eats your heart as Jeffrey Dahmer” and I make my daughter switch off the radio. This is so disrespectful to families of the victims. I would like to see people keep them in mind while watching Netflix. We are sorry for their loss,” a third said.
why isn’t anyone calling out Katy Perry for allowing such a vile & terrible lyric to be included in one of her hit songs? 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. pic.twitter.com/vIFmI0MNPL
— j (@dullspiderwebs) September 26, 2022
However, there are other songs besides “Dark Horse” that make reference to the Milwaukee monster.
Kesha, Emi, and Marilyn Manson are all being called out for using Manson’s name in the titles or lyrics of their songs, and online users are not happy about it.
The following is an excerpt from a line in the song “Cannibal” by Kesha: “Use your finger to stir my tea/ And for dessert I’ll suck your teeth/ Be too sweet and you’ll be a goner/ Yeah, I’ll pull a Jeffrey Dahmer.”
I mean not only Katy Perry has mentioned him in his songs I’ve heard like a whole bunch of other artist mention Jeffrey Dahmer in there songs
— timmie thompson (@pimpzillaptkpus) September 22, 2022
Some people have even suggested that due to the length of time that has passed since the performers released their songs, they shouldn’t be subjected to the same level of scrutiny as they are.
“Wait ….. are ppl not even discovering who Jeffrey Dahmer really is because from his Netflix program? Are they recently being offended by a song lyric from Katy Perry’s hit song “Dark Horse” that came out 10 years ago?” one person said.
Another user wrote: “Are twitter people really trying to cancel katy perry and kesha for mentioning jeffrey dahmer on their songs almost 10 years after they were released? [They] really only found out about jeffrey bc of netflix in 2022?”
Monster The Life and Times of Jeffrey Dahmer The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has raised awareness about the systemic discrimination and police biases’ that allowed Dahmer to continue to live from his crimes for such a significant amount of time, all while attempting to give a voice to the victims of serial murder.