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Watch: Katy Perry's 'Firework' Video is Also Her 'It Gets Better' Video


Katy Perry offers hope for all kinds of downtrodden youth in her new video for "Firework".

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Soooo, does she want to address her "UR So Gay" song ever, at all? Because this is a nice gesture, but she might want to realize that the sentiment of that song is part of the problem.

    Posted by: Ben | Oct 28, 2010 10:14:21 AM

  2. I appreciate the sentiment, but I'm still not feeling it.

    Posted by: Wes | Oct 28, 2010 10:17:55 AM

  3. Nice song, nice video. Thanks.

    Posted by: Brent Z | Oct 28, 2010 10:29:21 AM

  4. AMAZING VIDEO!!!!! VERY POSITIVE!!!! make me smile!!!

    Posted by: Alexey From Russia | Oct 28, 2010 10:34:06 AM

  5. Cute video, but mildly disturbing.

    Posted by: John | Oct 28, 2010 10:39:49 AM

  6. It's great that in such subtle ways people can learn how to live their lives to the fullest through Katie Perry. Fat people, gay people, kids with cancer. Their lives are enriched by her existence. Thanks Katie. Has there ever been anyone more talented and charismatic in history?

    Posted by: Ciaran | Oct 28, 2010 10:52:48 AM

  7. Are you kidding?

    Posted by: Gregoire | Oct 28, 2010 11:07:11 AM

  8. That. was. atrocious.

    Why won't she go away? Why?!

    Posted by: The Gay | Oct 28, 2010 11:07:26 AM

  9. My favorite part of the clip was when she near-rhymed boom-boom-boom with moon-moon-moon. My favorite part of the post was the melodramatic "downtrodden youth" bigram. Keep those yuks coming.

    Posted by: B-Rat | Oct 28, 2010 11:12:14 AM

  10. Ciaran: you forgot to say how caring and giving Katie is also. How many people were saved from cancer by this video?

    Posted by: gwyneth cornrow | Oct 28, 2010 11:13:56 AM

  11. Why is shit always shooting out her tits in her videos???

    Posted by: LOLBOOBS | Oct 28, 2010 11:17:23 AM

  12. I get the message, but I couldn't help thinking her boobs were exploding.

    Posted by: Rob | Oct 28, 2010 11:26:22 AM

  13. @ciaran....yes there has.
    Love the song and video!

    Posted by: Bobo | Oct 28, 2010 11:33:07 AM

  14. I guess I don't have enough cynicism to dislike Katie & her video.

    I just kept thinking how affirming it will be for all the younger kids that will identify & see that their isolation will get better.

    You commenters are the very bullies you rail against. Clue phone; it's for you!

    Posted by: pete | Oct 28, 2010 11:38:00 AM

  15. Great song and video. Thank you for posting it.

    Posted by: Edd | Oct 28, 2010 11:55:51 AM

  16. I liked this video and its message. But for me, the most powerful message from a music video I've seen was in TLC's Unpretty. Maybe that is just because I was 13 at the time though. Perhaps some young person will see this and feel the same way I did about Unpretty.

    Posted by: Eric | Oct 28, 2010 11:56:27 AM

  17. Love it, and love her! I think it's great she's dedicating it to the It Gets Better Project.

    Posted by: Tanner | Oct 28, 2010 12:03:34 PM

  18. Is this going to inspire suicide bombers? I kept thinking these downtrodden people were going to exact their revenge on the popular kids by blowing themselves up.

    Posted by: DMS | Oct 28, 2010 12:10:47 PM

  19. This actually moved me to tears.

    Posted by: Grant | Oct 28, 2010 12:12:24 PM

  20. If this an "inspiration" for people, sure, that's great, whatever.

    Doesn't change the fact she exploited gay men and reduced lesbians to porn fodder in her first two singles for controversy/attention. She's a hypocrite, end of story.

    Posted by: Leo | Oct 28, 2010 1:00:01 PM

  21. It might not seem like much, but this is where the progress is. It's not in politics but in the culture. And after a certain point, if we're not already there, being gay will seem totally normal, and it will appear absurd not to grant us our rights.

    Posted by: Balbo1 | Oct 28, 2010 1:02:39 PM

  22. GREAT! Something positive and gay inclusive... LOVES IT! (Haters, please sh*t razor blades and have a nice day)

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Oct 28, 2010 1:09:00 PM

  23. @Grant: Me too! I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    Posted by: Ryan | Oct 28, 2010 1:41:09 PM

  24. @Grant


    Posted by: Luke | Oct 28, 2010 2:08:31 PM

  25. I watched this video and loved every bit of it. It moved me to tears. If I had seen a mainstream music video show two young men kissing amongst a heterosexual club my heart would have exploded and I would have received a bit of information that it may be ok to be gay. I think this is wonderful for youth right now.

    Then I read the comments and everyone is vilifying Katy Perry. It makes me worried that a gay teens going to get on here, watch the video, be moved by it, then look at the comment thread and go "Oh, I guess being gay means I have to be part of a community that attacks anything and everything with bitter cynicism. Not much to look forward to after all."

    Posted by: Blaz | Oct 28, 2010 2:25:44 PM

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