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Every Hidden Message in Katy Perry's 'Chained to the Rhythm' Video

Every Hidden Message in Katy Perry's 'Chained to the Rhythm' Video

Every Hidden Message in Katy Perry's 'Chained to the Rhythm' Video

There's more to Katy’s new music video than meets the eye...

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Katy Perry has never been one to shy away from a political statement, publically endorsing Obama and Hillary during their respective elections, while continuing to passionately promote the ideals of equality and feminism year-round.

In the case of her new single and its accompanying music video, it’s no different…it’s just a bit more subversive. The music video, which is a wonderland of pastel and high fashion, depicts a honky-dory amusement park with a dark twist. Watch the video below and see how many hidden political messages you can find.

We spotted a whopping 15! Did we catch them all?

0:03 — A theme park called ‘Oblivia’

0:22 — Comments on everyone’s obsession with social media

0:30 — Cotton candy shaped like atomic bombs

0:42 — Katy pricks her finger, showing that even if everything appears perfect, it isn’t what it seems

0:48 — Roller coaster separated by gender, enforcing a heteronormative lifestyle

1:07 — An amusement park rides depicts houses falling, referring to the housing market crash

1:20 — Everyone’s obsession with social media gratification

1:30 – The sign says 1984, a possible tie to the novel 1984 which depicts a dystopian society where people are constantly monitored

1:37 — Katy’s male counterpart gets a much higher validation score for doing the same thing as she, a woman, does

1:46 — ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ ride throws people back over a fence – an obvious allusion to Trump’s immigration ban/wall

1:50 — The ‘Bombs Away’ ride shows a flurry of falling bombs

2:15 — 'Inferno H20' seems to comment on the world’s dependence on oil and its impact on not only the environment but also our own bodies

2:39 — A hamster wheel that a white man seems to successfully navigate proves incredibly difficult for a black man and an Asian woman who both fail

2:50 — Katy is the only one able to see passed the ‘Nuclear Family’ video being played to see the darker truth behind it

3:46 — Katy successfully beats the hamster wheel; hope for the future? 

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Alexander Kirk

Alexander is a pop culture fanatic, who loves travelling, Taylor Swift and slaying Twitter, tweet by tweet.

Alexander is a pop culture fanatic, who loves travelling, Taylor Swift and slaying Twitter, tweet by tweet.