Bengals dumping Katy Perry after fan backlash
Katy Perry's song 'Roar' probably won't get too much play time at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati this season, after fans got a little tired of it in the Bengals home opener.
If Katy Perry has any future tour dates planned in Cincinnati, she way want to cancel those because everyone in the city hates her.
Acutally Bengals fans don't really hate Perry -- because how could you -- they just really hate one of her songs. Perry's 'Roar' was played several times during the Bengals Monday night win over the Steelers, including during player introductions and to celebrate the Bengals win. That choice of song didn't sit well with most of the 64,585 people in attendance.
To show their distaste for the song, Cincinnati fans took to the internet and it looks like it worked. According to Bengals' director of sales and public affairs Jeff Berding, there will be less Perry played in the future.
"I think some fans proved that there's an expectation that when the team takes the field, there should be more of a hard-rock, classic-rock song and I know that's what we're going to do this game," Berding said, via the Wall Street Journal. "Katy Perry is not going to be the last song you hear before the team takes the field."
Some people noticed the Katy Perry problem right away, like Joe Reedy, the Bengals beat writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer.
They're playing Katy Perry before introducing the #bengals. This isn't going to go well— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) September 17, 2013
The Bengals didn't just play the song during introductions though, they also played it to celebrate the team's win over the Steelers. As you can imagine, the team quickly became a punchline on Twitter.
BREAKING: The Bengals play "Roar" by Katy Perry when they win.— SB Nation (@sbnation) September 17, 2013
If you picked the Bengals to win the Super Bowl, at least one fan says no team playing 'Roar' will be winning the Super Bowl.
The bengals won't win the Super Bowl just because they play Katie Perry's Roar after wins at home...— matt somerlot (@msomerlot) September 17, 2013
Not gonna lie. The Bengals' use of Katy Perry's "Roar" before and during the game last night was pretty sweet. #WellPlayed— Joshua Dufford (@joshuadufford) September 17, 2013
Where did the Bengals even get the idea to play 'Roar?' Probably not from this Dayton, Ohio-area news reporter, but she really wanted it to happen. This tweet is from August.
When Bengals fans say they hate Katy Perry's 'Roar,' you should listen, they have good taste in music, they like this song.
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