Katy Perry urges love after election, but some fans are not ready

Katy was met with immediate backlash following a tweet after the election
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Leading up to the 2020 election, Katy Perry was pretty active in encouraging her fans to go out and vote.

Even during the period before the election was called for President-elect Joe Biden, Katy was sending out messages on social media ensuring that every vote got counted.

A day after Joe Biden was named projected winner of the 2020 presidential election, Perry took to Twitter to encourage her followers to reach out to family members who didn’t agree with them.

“The first thing I did when the presidency was called is text and call my family members who do not agree and tell them I love them and am here for them,” she wrote.

“#FamilyFirst. Call your family today. Happy Sunday.”

While Perry may have intended to preach peace and unity, she was immediately slammed for being out of touch in the responses. "You can disagree on pizza toppings and TV shows, Katy, not basic human rights and decency," one user wrote.

"Yes family I forgive you for wanting to deny marginalized people human rights; after all I would hate for Sunday dinner to be awkward," another added.

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While Katy didn’t directly reference the tweet, she did offer further commentary a day later. “A lot of people are having physical manifestations of the negative that has been inside & swirling around lately,” she wrote.

“It’s been an intense shift of energy this week. Be kind to yourself.”

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