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Why Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed a Girl’ Offended a 1990s Rock Star

The basic rock of the 1990s was fairly edgy at moments. For the duration of an interview, a 1990s rock star dished on Girl Gaga, Kesha, James Blunt, and Jason Mraz. Notably, the star was offended by Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Woman.”

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Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Eliminate and Le Tigre didn’t like Woman Gag or Katy Perry but she loved a Kesha track

Kathleen Hanna is feminist a member of the punk rock groups Bikini Get rid of and Le Tigre. She’s also an LGBTQ rights activist. Through a 2011 interview with CNN, Hanna was requested what she imagined of Perry, Kesha, and Gaga. Specifically, she was questioned why their songs touched on themes of LGBTQ empowerment but supposedly did not link with audiences.

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