Police “arrested” singer Katy Perry on Sept. 27 for using her naked body to encourage Americans to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential elections (video below).
Well, more like she was arrested by actors in police costumes.
In a Funny or Die video that’s taking the internet by storm, the pop singer goes to great lengths to mobilize Americans — by literally stripping down.
“TOMORROW, I USE MY BODY AS CLICK BAIT TO HELP CHANGE THE WORLD,” Perry tweeted the day before the humorous video was released to the public.
In the clip itself, 31-year-old Perry — a Hillary Clinton supporter — wears pajamas as she urges Americans to vote, the Daily Mail reports.
“I’ve got some great news: This year, you can look like s— when you vote,” she says in the video, looking as if she just woke up.
“Yep, I’ve briefly scanned the Constitution, and nowhere does it say that you can’t just roll out of bed and come to the polls in whatever state you woke up in,” she continues, before giving examples of various amusing looks one can wear on their way to vote, ranging from a slimy T-shirt to a child’s onesie. “In the name of democracy, any just-out-of-bed look is A-OK.”
Her next outfit shocks the audience.
“Or, if you’re like me, I sleep naked,” Perry says, throwing off her clothes.
“Yep, let those babies loose,” she declares, before an actor dressed as a police officer appears on screen.
“Alright, ma’am. That’s enough of that,” the officer says, before escorting Perry to a police car.
“Scratch that. Gotta wear clothes. My bad. See you at the polls November 8th,” yells Perry to the camera from the car window.
As the presidential election approaches, many public figures are using social media to encourage Americans to vote, Mashable reports.
A group of celebrities, including Stanley Tucci, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Keegan-Michael Key, Robert Downey Jr and Leslie Odom Jr, also released a video in September urging people to go to the polls.
Nudity also makes a cameo in the short clip: Ruffalo jokingly promises to perform a nude scene in his next movie if Americans vote.
WARNING: Brief use of vulgar language.
Sources: Funny or Die, Daily Mail, Mashable / Photo credit: Katy Perry/Instagram, YouTube/Funny Or Die