11/24/2013 11:06 pm ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

Katy Perry's AMAs Performance Of 'Unconditionally' Sparks Controversy

"Was Katy Perry's AMAs performance racist?" read the headline on Comsopolitan.com, following Perry's American Music Awards appearance on Sunday night. The 29-year-old singer performed her new single "Unconditionally" on the awards show while dressed in what Billboard.com described as "geisha-inspired clothing." The outfit and stage design prompted Vulture's Jesse David Fox to compare Perry's presentation to Miley Cyrus' oft-criticized MTV Video Music Awards spectacle from back in August. There were also tweets, like this one:

And this one:

But also this one:

Watch Perry's performance below.


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