[VIDEO] Katy Perry Says She's Not a Role Model During Billboard Women of the Year Acceptance Speech
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.03.2012
Or a feminist...
Here is Katy Perry's acceptance speech for receiving the 2012 Billboard Women of the Year. In the speech, Perry says she doesn't view herself as a feminist or a role model, but hopes that she does inspire some people.
"I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," she said. "I don't really like to call myself a role model for my fans. I hope that I am an inspiration for them, especially young women. My mantra, especially for the ['Part Of Me'] film, was: If you believe in yourself, you can be anything."
She goes on to thank her mother and sister, as well as her cousin "who just had a baby with no epidural."
She added, "People don't want to look up to someone. They want to look at across at someone and say, 'That's my girl. She's singing something I don't know how to put into words. She's captured something and became the soundtrack of my life.' And I know that if I get out of line, my sister back home will whack me across the face - and so will my management."