Katy makes political statement during Taipei concert

Pop star Katy Perry has seemingly showed support for Taiwan’s full independence by wearing a sunflower-studded dress and a cape that looked exactly the same as the controversial Taiwan flag at her Taipei concert.

While the flag represents a political symbol for an independent Taiwan, the sunflower dress was claimed to be a symbol of Taiwan’s 2014 Sunflower Student Movement.

The movement was meant to protest a trade deal between China and Taiwan.

Perry, 30, might have made a political statement over conflict between China and Taiwan, reported Aceshowbiz.

Some countries believe that Taiwan is an independent nation. However, according to People’s Republic of China’s policy, Taiwan is a part of China. 

Some other countries including the United States also formally adopt the “One China” policy.

Perry’s apparent political stance touched some concertgoers. They took to social media to express their gratitude to the songtress. “Even though you won’t stay long in Taiwan I still hope you felt our passion,” tweeted one. “Although everyone think that you are late but what you brought t Taiwan was incredible thank you,” another wrote.

However, some said that the singer of The One That Got Away might not have intentionally made the political statement. 

“I don’t even know how to speak Mandarin,” Perry said to the audience ahead of the concert. “That’s what you speak, right?” In addition, Perry wore the specific sunflower dress during her Prismatic tour.

Regarding the fact whether Perry intentionally wore the political imagery or simply honoured the audience, both the singer and her representative have not commented yet. 
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