Perry recorded the video for her new song “Part of Me” at Camp Pendleton, Calif. with the help of 40 female Marines. The video debuted March 21. Wolf posted the following comment about the video on her Facebook page four days later:
Some have come to Wolf’s defense, including people who identify themselves as Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Others are not so happy with her remarks, even saying she insults Marines.
Wolf added a new comment this morning saying she very much respects the brave men and women in the Marines, but very much disrespects the war profiteers who abuse their patriotism and feeds them into the war machine.
She also commented that Perry shouldn’t be glorifying war:
“We feel you insulted the marines and the rest of us in the military by calling Katy Perry video “glorified violence” because the video was basically depicting her in basic training, something we all go through…All she was trying to do was show us some support and by you insulting someone who has our back [you are]insulting us.”
“…the uniform code of military justice, says that we are here for YOUR protection…therefore, our “training” may be to violent for you, but for our sake, it may be nice to feel a little more appreciated for just the training we endure for your sake.”
“Becoming a Marine is one of the most challenging things you can do. Her video was about becoming self-reliant, not dependent on some man to feel empowered and happy. Your type of feminism is about an ideology that would melt like ice in the face of real, independent women.”