Monday, August 3, 2009

Jill Sobule Lashes Out at Katy Perry (a year late)

Jill Sobule, the singer-songwriter who had a hit with a song titled "I Kissed a Girl" in 1995, is pissed at Katy Perry, the singer who had a hit with a song titled "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008.

The Rumpus ran an interview with Sobule in which she finally made her true feelings about Perry known, and she had nothing but good things to say:

Fuck you Katy Perry, you fucking stupid, maybe “not good for the gays,” title thieving, haven’t heard much else, so not quite sure if you’re talented, fucking little slut.

I'm not one to defend Katy Perry, but isn't it a little late to be saying this?  Sobule didn't complain a year ago, when Perry's song actually was released.  Anyway, there's no reason to even compare the two.  Incubus had a terrible song called "Wish You Were Here," stealing its title and nothing else from a classic Pink Floyd song.  There aren't enough words in the world to ensure every song written has a unique title.

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