In the days following the shooting, the Internet lit up with posts about freya, the beauty spa owned by singer and model Zoey Perry.
On social media, freya fans were quick to criticize Perry for her hairstyle, calling it “too short” and “too high.”
Perry, who has been vocal about her desire to be thinner since she was a teenager, was not happy about the backlash.
In a new interview with People magazine, she says she was inspired by a fan’s request for a new hair cut: “I was like, I don’t know, but I’ll just do it because it’s a cool haircut and it’s my hair, and it was my idea.
It was my own idea.
I think it was just, you know, I really just feel like the world needs to look at our culture and our hairstyles.
I know there’s tons of people that want to change, but you just gotta look at your own hair and do what makes you happy.”
Perry says that after she began making hair changes, she received dozens of messages of support from her fans.
“It was really gratifying and uplifting to see,” she says.
“I got a lot of love from my fans.
And it was like a lightbulb moment for me, because it was so inspiring to see that people are just so supportive and loving.”
Perry also shares that she’s never had a problem getting her hair cut by her hair stylist, whom she says is always on top of the hair changes.
“My stylist is always super happy and always has a great idea,” she tells PEOPLE.
“She does her hair really well, she does the rest of the styling and the color-coordination and everything like that.
It’s like I’m really grateful for her help and I’m just glad to be able to get the hairstyle done and to have it done.”
While freya has received a lot more attention than other celebrities, she is far from the only one to have had a controversial hair cut.
In March, rapper Lil Yachty was accused of having his hair cut short during his performance at a Los Angeles concert.
“He cut his hair short and shaved it and his eyes were a little brown, but then he cut it back,” Lil Yackey told TMZ in an interview.
“There’s a lot to be said for that.
He definitely took that opportunity to go out and prove a point.”
Perry told People that she is “100 percent” comfortable with her style, but that it was a mistake to cut it.
“When I cut it short, I wasn’t trying to make it look like it was longer,” she explains.
“So, yeah, I have to take that into account, but for me personally, I think I have great hair.
I’m not trying to change anything about it.
I really don’t.”