Katy Perry has been one of the biggest pop stars in the world since her second album, One Of The Boys. She dominated the charts with her escapist videos that saw her jet skiing and riding horses while also packing an uplifting power punch with her music. But the pop wheel is always in motion and it can dethrone even the most seasoned of superstars.
For the first time in her career, Perry’s fourth album, Witness, didn’t chart a single and the album itself received some of the worst reviews of her career. The project is largely credited to the fact that she no longer worked with her longtime producer Dr Luke and her collaborators like Calvin Harris and Hayden James are not quite the draw they once were.
On top of that, the political activism Perry had embraced in recent years was a turn off for many of her casual fans. She was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election and that likely cost her some of her more liberal fanbase while it made her seem less approachable to conservatives.
And now, Perry finds herself at the center of a bizarre scandal after her eye seemed to "glitch" while she was on stage during her Vegas residency. The moment was captured on TikTok and quickly spread around the internet as fans swarmed social media to speculate what had happened. Some were concerned she had lost her vision while others joked that the incident was a sign of a conspiracy and that her eyes were being controlled by robots.