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Katy Perry Cancels Performance in China Over 'Family Emergency'

by Sophie Schillaci 10:27 AM PST, November 10, 2016
Playing Katy Perry Cancels Performance in China Over 'Family Emergency'

Katy Perry is taking time out for family.

The "Rise" singer recently canceled a high-profile performance in China citing a "family emergency," CNN reports.

"Regretfully, I must cancel my appearance ... due to a family emergency," Perry reportedly wrote on the Chinese social media platform, Weibo, on Thursday morning. "I am very sorry to disappoint my fans and look forward to seeing you in China soon."

Perry was scheduled to kick off Singles Day, a 24-hour shopping extravaganza.

READ: Katy Perry Says Her Parents Voted for Donald Trump

Earlier this week, Perry -- an outspoken supporter of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign -- opened up about overcoming political differences with her evangelical Christian parents, whom she says voted for Donald Trump.

"But you know what? We will still all be sitting at the same table for Thanksgiving," Perry, 32, told the audience at Clinton's Election Night party on Tuesday, before Trump was announced as president-elect. "And this is the moment we need to remember that we all love our parents, and we all love our children."

The pop star was not feeling quite so zen after the results of the election were revealed, taking to her Twitter account in the early hours of Wednesday morning to call for a "revolution."

"WE WILL NEVER BE SILENCED," she wrote, followed by a string of all-caps tweets including "THE REVOLUTION IS COMING," "RISE UP," "POWER TO THE PEOPLE," and "WE WILL NEVER BE SILENCED."

She also implored her followers, "Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us," and "Fight for what is RIGHT."

By Wednesday evening, as anti-Trump protests got underway in several major U.S. cities, Perry went back to her account to encourage her followers to "PEACEFULLY PROTEST."

Among the stars speaking out after the election are Lady Gaga, who was photographed holding up a "Love Trumps Hate" sign outside Trump Tower on election night, and Miley Cyrus, who tearfully told fans the she would "accept" our new president in a video confessional. See more star statements in the player below.

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