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Could Katy Perry's Spinning Peppermint Bra Be Lethal?

7/13/2012




KATY PERRY'S
spinning peppermint bra may be outrageous, but could it really pose a legitimate THREAT to her safety?  Supposedly, Katy's insurance company wants her to stop wearing the spinning peppermint bra, because her hair keeps getting caught in its wheels.   

Katy tells "The Sun", "I keep being told that the insurers are worried I will injure my neck.  I seriously doubt it could be lethal but they want a new bra designed that will not allow hair to be caught up."  She adds that when her hair gets stuck it, "coils around and around, and] by the end of the song, it looks quite like I am licking my own [rhymes with BIT]." 

Of course, the insurers aren't merely worried about Katy's health.  They see it like this:  If her hair gets caught in the spinning peppermint bra, she could strain her neck.  If that happens, she cancels tour dates, and THEY lose money.

Obviously, this is ridiculous, but if Katy wanted to keep the spinning peppermint bra, she could just wear a shorter wig or tie it back, or install a safety catch mechanism that would stop the wheels if her hair got caught.

Here's a  video of it in action.  She shows up 30 seconds in.  Her hair doesn't get stuck, but a few times, including at the 1:35 mark, you can see how it could.  (Billboard)

 

By the way, Katy loses one of her spinning peppermint wheels just before the 1:35 mark.  Yeah, they don't seem durable enough to really yank her hair.