Katy Perry has expressed sadness over a recent episode of Catfish: The TV Show, which told the story of a man who was tricked into thinking he was dating the pop star for six years. Scroll below to watch a clip from the show.
During the episode, Spencer Morrill talked about that he had an “instant connection” with the woman purporting online to be the pop singer, saying: “She’s awesome. Katy’s funnier than I am, she’s smarter than I am. I don’t know how many people give her credit for that, but she’s very intelligent. Katy’s full of life, huge heart.”
Morrill even said he had splashed out on an engagement ring despite only speaking to her on the phone once in six years. However, he learns during the episode that he was actually chatting to a woman called Harriet from Gloucester who was posing as the ‘Roar’ singer.
Appearing on on SiriusXM radio show The Morning Mash Up on Wednesday (August 16), Perry said: “You know, like, my heart goes out to [Morrill] actually because anybody that’s been fooled like that or just, you know, people have dreams, and people live in different parts of world where not everything is always so accessible… I felt bad for him, and so I didn’t really like to indulge in that.”
“Someone sent me a link [to the story] and I didn’t actually read through it because I just think it’s really unfortunate and very sad,” Perry added.
In the show, the ‘catfish’-er Harriet tells Spencer after he finds out the truth: “For me it was enjoyable, but there’s also that kind of realisation that I’ve lost myself in that. “I just got to a point to where I couldn’t imagine not talking to you. I’ve been through some tough times throughout the time we’ve been talking the past six years. Like, my dad died two years ago.”
“I’m genuinely sorry,” she adds. “I can’t change what I did, but I understand that it was really wrong.”