Hillary Clinton surprised Katy Perry at the UNICEF ball, and while her sweet speech was caught on camera (opens in new tab), what we didn't get intel on was Katy's reaction. Until now. The "Roar" singer, who campaigned more than hard (opens in new tab) for Clinton, hit Instagram to express just what her idol's presence meant to her. She also revealed that she wept profusely on election night. Join the club.
"I was profoundly moved and thoroughly surprised when Hillary showed up to give me this award," Katy writes in the Instagram post below. "I broke down and wept watching her take the stage. The last time I was in NYC was for Election Night. I left covered in a blanket of sadness and despair because for me, and I imagine others, the results triggered a lot of dormant fears and emotions to the surface. I feared that we were not ever going to see the light of justice or fairness. I felt vulnerable, confused and frightened like a child...."
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Perry goes on to say that she grew up afraid to use her voice, but that Clinton helped her "see that we're all in this together, no matter where we come from, what color we are, or what status and education we have or don't have."
"Hillary lit a fire inside of me that burns brighter and brighter every day, and that fire will NEVER be put out. Feelings of despair still comes in waves, but now more than ever I am MOTIVATED to fight against social injustice and to promote equality and kindness as best I know how, through my art and influence. I am continually inspired by her strength and how she continues to rise like the Phoenix she is, every time."
Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
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