Katy Perry lights up the night for Red Cross Relief —
Ever the eccentric, quirky green celebrity pop star, Katy Perry, is helping out the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan in her own crazy way. The Glow Company reports Perry is selling glowsticks at her concerts on her California Dreams tour across the UK and the funds will go to the Red Cross Relief to assist earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.
“When I play Firework, let’s ignite the light for them tonight,” Katy Perry said of her hit single, encouraging fans to purchase the glowsticks and wave them while she plays the song at concerts in the UK on her California Dreams tour.
According to Fox News, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan have devastated the country, killing a reported 8,133 and leaving 12,272 more missing following the catastrophe. Miyagi prefecture was the worst hit, with 4,882 confirmed dead. Numbers may continue to rise.
Tsunamis — sometimes referred to as tidal waves, though they have nothing to do with tides — are enormous bodies of water (usually oceans) disturbed by a massive disruption in the earth or a large underwater explosion. Japan is particularly susceptible to tsunamis because of the number of earthquakes that hit the nation. Tsunamis add to the devastation caused by earthquakes as the water continues to crash ashore, carrying away tons of earth, cars, boats, buildings, and people.
Aceshowbiz.com says an unauthenticated Twitter account had rumored that Simon Cowell was supporting a song to be perfromed by Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Britney Spears, but there is no such charity single in the works to benefit Red Cross Relief in Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami.
But green celebrity Katy Perry definitely is lighting up her concerts with over-the-top costumes, like her candy dress and peacock dress, and we hope all her fans will purchase glowsticks to help out the Red Cross Relief in Japan. Not only will they make for particularly splendid concerts, but buy a few more for friends who couldn’t attend if you know anyone planning to go to one of the concerts in the UK leg of California Dreams.
Japan got rocked by the tragic loss of over 20,000 people. We’re glad to see a green celebrity rocker like Katy Perry lending a far more hopeful take on rock to show support for the thousands of displaced families. Celebrities like Charlie Sheen and Sandra Bullock are lending their support as well, and we hope the rest of Hollywood will follow Perry’s lead.