Can’t more than one pop star kiss a girl and like it? Apparently not — according to angry fans who have accused Demi Lovato of ripping off Katy Perry in her newly released bi-curious anthem, ‘Cool For The Summer.’
On June 30, Demi Lovato, 22, celebrated lesbian experimentation by dropping her new tune, “Cool For The Summer.” Unfortunately, some of the very first reactions to the singer’s totally time-appropriate track were not cool at all. Blamed for taking one too many cues from Katy Perry‘s “I Kissed A Girl,” Demi’s been forced to face the wrath of trolling Twitter users, who’ve unabashedly voiced their displeasure with the songs’ similarities.
Sighing through provocative metaphors like, “Got a taste for the cherry, I just need to take a bite,” Demi does indeed channel her inner KP — who famously had a thing for the cherry, too. Chapstick, that is. But you can’t place all the blame on Miss Lovato for such analogous themes. Both tracks were penned by renowned hit maker, Max Martin. Obvi, this guy just has a thing for girl-on-girl action. Amiright?
Even though pop music purveyors beg to differ, we think “Cool For The Summer” is an ode to the “Firework” superstar, rather than a deliberate knockoff. Still, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Check out some of social media’s most blunt comparisons of Demi to Katy below:
didnt know demi lovato turned into katy perry, yikes
— kenny wap (@arianaswhip) June 30, 2015
Demi Lovato’s new song is fucking shit 😂 What is this Katy Perry/Taylor Swift mashup — Beyoncé’s Vibrato (@ash93braith1) June 30, 2015
Cool For The Summer sounds like it was ripped off I Kissed A Girl.
— ya boy zeke (@buteraroyalss) June 30, 2015
Cool for the summer sounds like I kissed a girl part II — Barney (@BarneyHarmony) June 30, 2015
Am I the only one who didn’t realize that cool for the summer was the equivalent of “I Kissed A Girl?” 😂😂😂
— cool for the summer (@lovatojauregui9) June 30, 2015
Demi Lovato Dishes On Her New Sound: ‘I’m Making Music That Feels Right To Me’
Regardless of what Twitter thinks, Demi is oh-so-satisfied with “Cool For The Summer” — along with the rest of her fifth studio album. “For this album, I’m making music that feels right to me,” the brunette beauty told MTV News on June 5. “This time around, I was able to explore different sounds, and hone in on something that I’m really proud of.”
“I’m inspired by something every day so those experiences will definitely be reflected on my next album,” she added.
Proudly waving our Lovatics flag high in the air, we absolutely cannot wait for Demi’s additions to her music catalog. We’re guessing Katy — who is MAJ chill — must be pretty stoked, too?
HollywoodLifers — what do YOU think of Demi’s “Cool For The Summer?” Is she copying Katy? Let us know your thoughts!
— Evan Real