Katy Perry was made a British Asian Trust ambassador and there were questions – 9 bemused reactions
The non-British, non-Asian singer, Katy Perry, has been announced as the newest ambassador for the British Asian Trust, an organisation founded by Prince Charles with the aim of improving life and opportunities in South Asia. This is how the news hit Twitter.
Prince Charles announces Katy Perry as British Asian Trust ambassador https://t.co/5rUAFTGKhM
— Yahoo News UK (@YahooNewsUK) February 4, 2020
It should be pointed out that she’s simply the latest ambassador, not the only one.
Okay this article is intentionally a bit sensationalist right?
It DOES seem a bit odd… but she’s an ambassador ALONGSIDE many amazing British Asians including Konnie Huq, James Caan, Naughty Boy, Nihal, Nina Wadia & many more.
Need to add @GuzKhanOfficial & @tezilyas though…
— Scroobius Pip (@Scroobiuspipyo) February 4, 2020
That didn’t make her appointment seem any less inappropriate.
Morph overlooked, once again. https://t.co/WBolY1XiQD
— Shappi Khorsandi (@ShappiKhorsandi) February 5, 2020
I love Katy but seriously? She's not British or is she Asian. There are SO MANY BRITISH ASIAN celebrities who should be in her place: Dev Patel, Jameela Jamil, Anjali Mohindra, Parminder Nagra and Riz Ahmed to name a few. https://t.co/J1su2rQoFV
— Zarik (@zyusaf13) February 5, 2020
This is what happens when white people listen to #JoaquinPhoenix's #BAFTA speech about dismantling systematic racism. They double down and pick Katy Perry to be the face of their Asian Trust. #NotSorry #ICannot https://t.co/jsgft88H2p
— Ringo Le (@ringole) February 5, 2020
If British Asians can’t even get jobs that have British Asian in the job title… https://t.co/T6elGiDfpk
— Roushan Alam (@roushanalam) February 5, 2020
Katy Perry: British Asian Trust Ambassador pic.twitter.com/AZbiCwaQfM
— Rachael Krishna (@RachaelKrishna) February 5, 2020
I once didn't get a job because I only had 1 and a half years of experience with spreadsheets rather than the required 2 https://t.co/D2kzZXCXPi
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 5, 2020
umm really? this is so disrespectful, did they even think of any actual British Asians like Scarlet Johansson for the role or what? wow https://t.co/vws3lnNoUQ
— Amna (@AGlasgowGirl) February 5, 2020
Prince Charles: Am I so out of touch?
No it's the British Asians who are wrong. pic.twitter.com/KrQFL99UDa
— Rich Wrigley (@rwrigley) February 5, 2020
I’m sorry, what? Were there no British Asians, or Asians, or even British?!! https://t.co/qYJEEIJdk3
— Unnamed Insider (@Unnamedinsider) February 5, 2020
Tweeter @MelikeYzzz drew our attention to the irony of the situation.
So they wouldn't let a ~black~ American woman be an ambassador of their family but hired a white American woman be an ambassador for all British Asians. pic.twitter.com/531EYRM3TR
— Youlike (@MelikeYzzz) February 4, 2020