Katy Perry edits Harrison Butker’s sexist, anti-LGBTQ speech for Pride Month: ‘Fixed this’

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On Saturday, June 1, 2024, pop superstar Katy Perry posted a video on Instagram featuring an edited version of Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s Benedictine College commencement speech.

The speech gained significant attention in May due to its contentious remarks about the LGBTQ+ community and working women. In her edit, Perry reshaped the speech to appear supportive of the groups Butker had criticized.

“Fixed this for my girls, my graduates, and my gays — you can do anything, congratulations and happy pride 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ 🧡,” Perry captioned the post.

In the edited segment from the 2024 commencement address, Butker is seen saying: “For the ladies present today, congratulations on an amazing accomplishment. You should be proud of all that you have achieved to this point in your young lives.”

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LOS ANGELES – APR 25: Katy Perry at the Colleagues Spring Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on April 25, 2024 in Beverly Hills, CA. Photo by Carrie Nelson.

“How many of you are sitting here now, about to cross this stage, and are thinking about all the promotions and titles you’re going to get in your career? I would venture to guess the women here today are going to lead successful careers in the world,” the modified speech declares.

The edited version continues with Butker saying: “I say all of this to you because I have seen it firsthand, how much happier someone can be supporting women and not saying that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world. The road ahead is bright, things are changing, society is shifting and people young and old are embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

The speech concludes with a nod to Pride Month: “With that said, I want to say happy Pride Month to all of you,” and finishes with: “And congratulations Class of 2024.”


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