American singer, Katy Perry has been confirmed as the new ambassador of the British Asian Trust, which has evoked quite a reaction from Asians about the Trust’s choice in the appointment.
The Royal Founding Patron of the British Asian Trust, Prince of Wales, announced the news on Tuesday at a lavish event in London. She was named as British Asian Trust’s Children’s Protection Fund for India.
Taking to the stage, Perry was cited by Sky News saying, “I’m excited to be here because I’m a big fan of his royal highness and all the work that he has done and is continuing to do, especially in India for children. In my own personal experience, he has an incredibly kind soul.
“So kind, that yes, sometimes he talks to his plants.
“And he asked me if I could sing to his plants.
“And I will, in the future, you have my word, sir.”
There has been much opposition also on social media about Perry’s appointment, with a number of Twitter users expressing their thoughts.
I think that Katy Perry announcement as the new ambassador for the British Asian Trust is a very shrewd move for the charity and I know that she does have a huge appeal and loves India but I personally would think Pryianka Chopra or Dev Patel would be a better choice #KatyPerry
— nickede (@nickede) February 5, 2020
— Narinder Kaur (@narindertweets) February 5, 2020
Hang on… I am a huge Katy Perry fan, but BRITISH ASIAN trust… erm… what?
She is a massive pop star with great influence. I think her music is fab.
But she’s not British, nor Asian… 🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/aZSgf6QvOT
— Ranj Singh (@DrRanj) February 5, 2020