Brit Awards: Katy Perry Parodies Donald Trump, U.K. Prime Minister With Skeletons During Performance
Skeletons dressed as Trump and Theresa May paced the stage during her "Chained to the Rhythm" set.
Katy Perry brought a politically charged performance of "Chained to the Rhythm" with Skip Marley to the Brit Awards on Wednesday night.
Rows of lit-up miniature houses lined the stage as the pop star, dressed in a pinstripe pantsuit, paced the aisles of the pop-up neighborhood. As the performance continued, two skeleton figures, one dressed in a suit with a red tie and the other in a red blazer and skirt, floated across the stage as the homes (with the help of backup dancers) began moving and parting the way for Perry and Marley.
Viewers were quick to point out that the skeletons were dressed in the same outfits that Trump and Theresa May, prime minister of the U.K. and leader of the Conservative Party, donned during May's visit to the White House back in January. Perry was a very vocal supporter of Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, and actively campaigned for her during the campaign.
But the Trump and May connection wasn't all that hawk-eye viewers spotted. Mid-way during Perry's set, one of her house dancers took a tumble from the side of the stage and fell into the audience pit, footage of which made its rounds on Twitter hours after the Brit Awards had concluded.
Perry and Marley ended their performance by joining hands and defiantly pumping a fist in the air.
At the 2017 Grammys, Perry similarly made a political statement during her performance of "Chained to the Rhythm." Wearing a "persist" armband and a white pantsuit, she paced around a home that was fenced on all sides. An image of the U.S. constitution was projected across the screen at the end of her set.
Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix and The 1975 were among the other performers who took the stage.
The 2017 Brit Awards, hosted by Emma Willis and Dermot O'Leary, took place at the O2 Arena in London Wednesday evening.