Katy Perry hopes end of Taylor Swift feud will inspire girls ‘in this type of situation’

‘I think that both her and I, we have influence to young people’

Sabrina Barr@fabsab5
Thursday 18 July 2019 07:59

Katy Perry has spoken about the end of her widely-publicised feud with Taylor Swift, saying she hopes the attention it received has a positive impact on young girls.

On Wednesday, the “Never Really Over” singer called into Australian radio station KIIS 106.5, opening up about the falling-out she had with Swift, a disagreement which lasted for several years.

Having recently starred in Swift’s music video for the track “You Need To Calm Down” – Perry dressed as a hamburger and Swift as a portion of fries – Perry explained that both singers are aware of how their decision to put their feud to bed may influence impressionable young people, particularly girls who have quarrelled with friends.

“I think that both her and I, we have influence to young people and especially young girls who are in this type of situation day in and day out at school,” the 34-year-old said.

“It’s amazing that we’ve had this opportunity to change and I just hope that other people can learn from it, too.”

Prior to their reconciliation, Perry realised that she and Swift have have had similar experiences over the years, having both learnt how to navigate the limelight.

“I realised how much we have in common and maybe there’s only five other people in the world that can have the same type of conversations and understand where we’re coming from,” the musician stated.

“We should celebrate our commonality, our friendship, and be able to be there for each other.”

In June, Perry confirmed that her and Swift’s feud was over by sharing a photograph of a plate of cookies on Instagram.

The plate on which the cookies had been laid had the words “peace at last” written along the rim, while the Instagram caption read: “Feels good @taylorswift.”

Last month, Swift spoke about her newfound relationship with Perry, telling Greg James on BBC Radio 1 that their reunion has been a “positive turn” in her life.

The pair first fell out in 2012, following a disagreement about dancers taking part in Perry's California Dreams world tour and Swift's Red world tour.

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