February 23, 2017 - 5:22pm
Pop star Katy Perry got political at the Brit Awards ceremony in London on Wednesday night.
As she performed her new single “Chained To The Rhythm” with Skip Marley, two skeleton puppets shuffled onto the stage. Twitter users were quick to point out their resemblance to President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May during the world leaders’ meeting in Washington, D.C. last month.
One of the puppets was dressed in a red blazer and skirt, similar to what May wore during her summit with Trump. The other skeleton donned a suit with a red tie.
Perry made no overt reference about who they were supposed to represent, although she later tweeted a link to a news story which described her act as taking “a swipe” at Trump.
Perry, who supported Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election campaign, made a comparable point at the Grammy Awards earlier this month. Whilst performing the same song, Perry wore an armband that read “PERSIST” and ended the song standing in front of the U.S. Constitution and shouting “No hate!”