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05/01/2017 07:17 am ET Updated May 01, 2017

Katy Perry's Comment About 'Old Black Hair' And Barack Obama Causes A Stir

The singer was criticized online for the comments.

Katy Perry had a bad hair weekend after coming under fire for a reference to former President Barack Obama, E! reported.

During an Instagram Live exchange in which a fan commented on the singer turning her black hair blonde, the “Bon Appetit” performer replied: “Oh someone says, ‘I miss your old black hair.’ Oh, really? Do you miss Barack Obama as well? Oh, OK. Times change. Bye! See your guys later.”

Harsh reaction to Perry somehow connecting her formerly dark locks to the former commander-in-chief continued on Twitter into late Sunday. Some also came to Perry’s defense, saying she had done nothing offensive.

Vibe wrote that Perry mentioned Obama because the username of the fan in the online exchange was “MsBarackObamaAsWell.”

People noted Perry’s support for Obama previously, but her hair comment had a part of the internet tressing-out.

HuffPost reached out early Monday to a Perry rep for comment.

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