Katy Perry stating that human flesh is the best meat and that cannibalism received a bad rap is fake news. There is no truth that the pop singer was quoted as saying that human flesh is delicious meat.
Where did this fake news originate? YourNewsWire published the fake news article reporting that Perry believes that human flesh is the best and tasty meat. You can read the fake news below.
Human flesh is the finest meat in the world, according to Katy Perry, who puts the “exquisite flavor” of the meat down to “the taboo nature of the product” and the fact that “forbidden pleasures are always the most delicious.”
Going as far as to claim that cannibalism is “way more popular than you might think”, Katy Perry also claimed that “so many people in Hollywood tell you that human meat is the best, the absolute best, meat in the world.”
Speaking on French radio, the Bon Appetit singer also claimed cannibalism has “gotten a bad rap” due to “squeamish Christians and their hypocritical virtues and morals”, but consuming the flesh of humans is actually “super healthy and good for you.”
“There are life-enhancing vitamins and minerals in human flesh that you can’t get from animal meat,” Perry claimed.
However, there is no truth to the above story, according to Hoax Alert. Their research found no reports in the French media about any such claims made by Perry. Additionally, the story suspiciously failed to mention which station on “French radio” supposedly carried the Perry interview.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
Human flesh is the finest meat in the world, according to Katy Perry, who likes the “exquisite flavor” and “taboo”https://t.co/p5uenBftyq
— Your News Wire (@yournewswire) November 2, 2017
PLEASE tell me this is a joke. https://t.co/Ru08dLHXeE
— Keasmom (@Keasmom) November 1, 2017
Katy Perry. Is this real? https://t.co/omF8r9Z9OP
— Moms6 (@Momsweet6) November 2, 2017
Katy you seriously have mental problems! https://t.co/KKJuJCyPCE
— Kurt 4 Trump (@kdnichols) November 1, 2017
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Cannibalism by itself is not illegal according to Cornell’s Legal Information Institute:
Cannibalism is the consumption of another human’s body matter, whether consensual or not. In the United States, there are no laws against cannibalism per se, but most, if not all, states have enacted laws that indirectly make it impossible to legally obtain and consume the body matter. Murder, for instance, is a likely criminal charge, regardless of any consent. Further, even if someone consents to being eaten and kills himself, the cannibal may still be liable for criminal or civil actions based on laws governing the abuse or desecration of a corpse, which vary from state to state.
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