Left Shark Is the Real Hero, Acknowledges Emmy Nominee Katy Perry

We all owe a lot to #LeftShark, TBH.

Katy Perry performing with two people in shark costumes.
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If you were to replace Jamie Dornan with Katy Perry in the Fifty Shades trailer (opens in new tab) (I approve this message), she would be all, "Oh, I owe my success to #LeftShark" in that scene where Anastasia Steele "interviews" her for her school paper. 

Perry, who was nominated for an "Outsanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program" Emmy yesterday, tweeted her gratitude (opens in new tab) to one very important member of her Super Bowl team without whose half-assed moves she never could have triumphed over the combined forces of Beyoncé and Taylor Swift (opens in new tab)

The halftime show's choreographer *has* said (opens in new tab) Left Shark was meant to be the Tweedledee to Right Shark's straight man, so it is nice he is finally receiving some commendation for a job well done—besides the meme avalanche and the iPhone cover (opens in new tab), that is. 

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.