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Entertainment Katy Perry facing backlash over British Asian Trust ambassador role

03:15  06 february  2020
03:15  06 february  2020 Source:   covermg.com

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The decision to appoint Katy Perry as an ambassador for the British Asian Trust has been heavily criticised on social media. Over this white saviour complex s*** with colonial undertones.“ Another person agreed, adding: “ Katy Perry should have said ‘NO’ and suggested a British Asian celebrity

Occupation: New ambassador of the British Asian Trust . Now, knowing that Perry is an American woman from Santa Barbara who is neither British or Asian , would you choose her to be an ambassador for an organisation called the British Asian Trust ?

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Katy Perry is facing backlash after being appointed an ambassador for the British Asian Trust.

Prince Charles, who met the pop star at a Trust meeting in Mumbai, India in November, announced her new role, through which she'll help the organisation in its fight against child trafficking and slavery, on Tuesday.

However, some British Asians are unhappy about the appointment, complaining that she is acting as a "white saviour" and is neither British nor Asian.

Journalist Jasmine Dotiwala tweeted: "The most famous British Asian I know called me and said "WTF (what the f**k) we can't even get an invite to any British Asian events ever and then they get a white American?...it's colonised mind sets again. #whiteSaviour" Me. Uh-huh. GTFOH (get the f**k out of here).

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Katy Perry was named as an ambassador of the British Asian Trust at the charity’s annual Royal Dinner by Prince Charles, the Royal Founding Patron. The central focus of the event was anti-trafficking, with the Trust , which was founded in 2007, announcing its aim to develop the largest

“Appoints Katy Perry as Ambassador for The BRITISH ASIAN Trust !” Another branded this decision an “insult”, saying: “I really don’t understand. The decision to appoint Perry as ambassador of the British Asian Trust at the black-tie event at Banqueting House is believed to be due partly to the

Another added: "This doesn't make sense. Why they couldn't find a British Asian or just Asian person is beyond me!!!"

However, others defended the star and praised her for using her profile to help those in need, like her fellow ambassador, BBC DJ Nihal Arthanayake, who hosted the announcement event.

He tweeted: "Last night I asked @katyperry onstage in a Q&A how people had said to me that her being an Ambassador was a bit 'random' She replied that she is passionate about combating the suffering of children and can do something about it. Amazing that she uses her platform.

"I hope those kids who have been saved from slavery in India are equally outraged when they discover a white person has helped raise the money that secured their freedom. (Are you now beginning to see how ridiculous this is?)"

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Katy Perry got to hang out with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in London this week. The "Small Talk" singer's royal run-in went down at a At the event, Charles announced that Katy was the organization's newest ambassador and would work with them on their anti-trafficking initiative.

Perry 's dedication to children's rights and the fight against trafficking played a large role in her joining Charles' team. Accord to the Trust 's website, it was created to work "with the South Asian diaspora, as well as CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Trust was created by Charles and his

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