Is Katy Perry in the Illuminati? Or is she just not that into you?

Sometimes it's more comforting to believe the conspiracy theory than face the fact that the world keeps turning whether you're on it or not

26 Feb 2014
Katy Perry doesn't know who you are

Katy Perry doesn’t know who you are

Are you, or have you ever been, a member of a 18th century European group hell bent on taking over the world by rejecting religion and fomenting revolution. If so, could you get me Katy Perry’s autograph? It’s for my niece.

Pop star Perry is, apparently, in the Illuminati. At least according to some of the 30,000 plus people who have signed a petition calling for her new video, Dark Horse, to be removed from YouTube.

The video, featuring Perry as a Cleopatra type queen in ancient Memphis (Egypt, not Tenessee, though apparently it’s a play on the southern hometown of her collaborator on the track, rapper Juicy J).

Anyway, ancient Egyptian imagery such as pyramids loom large in conspiracy theories about the Illuminati. But they are not the reason people are calling for Perry’s video to be banned. No, the reason is that apparently, during the video, a pendant with the word “Allah” on it is burned, or turned to dust. It’s not entirely clear. Perry hits the chap wearing the pendant with some sort of lighting bolt and then he just kind of melts.

A Shazad Iqbal from Bradford has said that this is bad and he wants it taken off the web. Iqbal’s petition reads:

This is the reason for lodging the petition so that people from different walks of life, different religions and from different parts of the world, agree that the video promotes blasphemy, using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion

We hope that the video itself depicting such images is removed. Such acts are not condoned nor tolerated, we hope YouTube will remove the video.”

A few of the signatories appear to link Perry’s alleged Illuminati membership with the apparent Allah-name burning. This might just about make sense if one was to examine the original purpose of the real Bavarian Illuminati, which was quite anti-religious. Equally, it might make sense if the Illuminati really existed and Katy Perry was a leading member of it. But well, if “ifs” and “ands” were pots and pans…

But while most signatories do not seem to buy into the Illuminati theory, there is still a sense that Allah’s name was deliberately inserted into the video and then desecrated. Rather than the rather more obvious explanation that an LA costume designer went out looking for vaguely “Egyptian” looking jewellery and picked this pendant up without giving the first thought to what the letters might actually spell.

The petition is a good example of the “conspiracy versus cock up” clash. When something happens you don’t like, it’s easier to think it was a deliberate attempt to upset you: the grim alternative is that the person who has offended, say, a belief held deeply, neither knows nor cares about you or your belief. In the grand scheme of things, you are utterly irrelevant. Better to imagine that Katy Perry, the Illuminati, the woman behind the counter in Costa who always seems annoyed with you, Nick Clegg, Elmo, and Herman Van Rompuy are all plotting against you. It puts you back in the centre of the universe, which is where all of us really want to be.

This article was first published on 26 February 2014 at


Padraig Reidy

8 responses to “Is Katy Perry in the Illuminati? Or is she just not that into you?”

  1. marencia says:

    I jst hate the music vidio

  2. L says:

    Do any of you really think that any of the things you are talking about, are even being considered by ‘Katy Perry Fans’ who have viewed this video? I mean… really? It’s a shit video made for numbskulls without the faculties to dissect a jelly baby, let alone some dark twisted illuminati plot to insult Islam lol

    You guys really need to drink less coffee.

    Just remember, Illuminati imagery is big business in the western music world right now, it gets publicity. First rule of marketing, any publicity is good publicity… and you guys are doing all the work for them… good job.

  3. Rhyin says:

    so your saying people who made the video doesn’t know our Allah writing in Arabic?oh come on I’m Muslim but I won’t say I don’t get any symbols of the Hindus or Christians.its totally illogical.grow up people she’s truely illuminati and anti all religions. let’s just pray our Allah or Christian’s God or Ma Durga will heal them

  4. thanduyise says:

    why people decide to ignore jesus and focus on this spirit evil one?

  5. John says:

    This is clearly Illuminati. katy perry is just another hollywood mouthpiece getting her check by pushing these images and ideas out there. they really do believe in mind controlling ppl w tv music fake news etc. new world order here we come. dont say i didnt warn u

  6. Truthat12 says:

    How dare you!!! The west kill Muslims every day we don’t say anything . Now they actually disrespect our god(which is unforgivable btw in case you think they won’t get punished) and you are saying that we aren’t letting you express your views. Go ahead express and teach children for generations to come to be disrespectful, egotistical people who have no conscience of their actions, I DARE u to teach your kids to do this. Plz do and incase u think they don’t know how rude you people are, think again because I am not even a teen and Ik this is wrong on sooooo many levels. How can I put this in a way you’ll understand, if something were to happen to the bible, or the cross, things would be different wouldn’t they. Truthfully, ask your self this.
    P.S search the words if you don’t know wot they mean

  7. Milk Teeth says:

    Not another Al-Qaeda letter writing campaign! Letter writing terrorists are just the worst!

  8. Dick Hurtz says:

    By talking about symbols of the illuminati you are widely missing the mark. This is all about Islam wielding its Sword to smite the freedoms of western democracy one stone at a time. By capitulating to their demands you only embolden their cause. What happened to not giving in to terrorism?