Katy Perry visited Australia’s fire-ravaged communities in the wake of devastation.
Dressed in a fluorescent yellow dress, blue sneakers and a high ponytail, Katy came to bring cheer on those impacted in Victoria’s recent bushfires, pulling out all the stops in the town of Bright.
“The point of coming out is just a message of gratitude and unity,” she said. “No matter where you are suffering in the world, we are all one. We can support each other in our own way.”
Perry wanted to show her support in person, after seeing the “very apocalyptic” fire scenes from California. Thousands of Victorians turned out to see Perry, as a way to celebrate coming through the fire season. Perry also welcomed a group of emergency workers to get onstage and join her to sing “Roar.”
During the concert, a fan gave Perry a roll of toilet paper as a gift while she sang “Teenage Dream.” The roll was even tied in a pink bow. It was a reference to Australians suddenly buying up toilet paper in supermarkets in response to coronavirus fears, as many consumers are doing in the U.S. as well.
Over the past few days, Perry has been making the rounds Down Under, performing at the Cricket Women’s T20 World Cup final, promoting her new single “Never Worn White” and making public appearances at radio stations, television shows and more.
Perry is expecting her first child with her fiancé, actor Orlando Bloom.