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

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

"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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