‘Firework’ singer says she was the one who asked for her promo shots to get a digital breast reduction.
By Gil Kaufman
Is it really fair for one pop diva to have two different “boobgates” in one calendar year? Well, is it, Katy Perry? First, there was flap over the cleavage-exposing outfit the “Firework” singer wore for her “Sesame Street” appearance opposite Elmo, and now the pop star has weighed in on another scandal involving her ample assets — this one involving VH1’s “Divas Salute the Troops” TV special, which is set to premiere on December 5.
Us Weekly reported last week that Perry posed for pinup-girl-style shots for a poster to promote the special that depicted her harnessed into a parachute while wearing a snug camouflage jumpsuit. While the other divas participating in the program — Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Nicki Minaj, Grace Potter of the Nocturnals, Keri Hilson and Paramore’s Hayley Williams — were all shot wearing revealing clothes as well, an unnamed source who spoke to the magazine said Perry’s reps felt her pics were just too much.
“Her team thinks her boobs look too big,” the source reported. By Wednesday, VH1 had released a retouched photo that appeared to have digitally reduced Perry’s bust.
While prepping for her fiery “Firework” performance at Sunday night’s American Music Awards, Perry sought to clear the air about the digital drama, taking to her Twitter on Friday page to explain what happened. “I was the one who asked VH1 to tone down my DIGITALIZED image on the poster, particularly the size of my chest,” she wrote, admonishing the “silly press” to check their facts.
“I don’t have handlers… but someone @VH1 offices is a gossipmonger & thought they could use a little extra press planting the story,” she added.
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