Katy Perry was NOT happy about being photographed at the beach in Australia this weekend. However, she did share on Twitter her own pic showing herself wearing a bikini during her visit.
This past Saturday afternoon Australia time, hours before she performed in Sydney, she unleashed on her Twitter page a 142-word rant against unnamed celebrity photographers in the country who she says had followed her to a beach. She says they ignored her pleas to leave her alone.
Here is her rant, in full, which was posted in the form of a picture and which was retweeted more than 10,000 times:
"Australian PRESS: You should be ashamed of your paparazzi & tabloid culture. Your paparazzi have no respect, no integrity, no character. NO HUMANITY. I was stalked by many grown men today as I tried to take a quiet walk to the beach. These men would not stop as I pleaded over & over to let me have my space. Many other people stopped to try to help but the paps continued to laugh at me & hold their barrels up & shoot."
"They told me to make a 'deal' with them. Give them a bathing suit shot and they would leave me be. This is PERVERTED & disgusting behavior that should NEVER be tolerated, especially by people who do NOT want this. I will NEVER make a deal with paparazzi and I will not befriend anyone who perpetuates this kind of behavior."
A day and a half later, on Sunday around 10 p.m. Australia time, Perry shared on her Twitter page photos of herself with a group of friends, including one that shows them on a yacht, where she is posing in a lilac bikini.
In addition to spending time on the beach and on the water, Perry also took time during her Australia visit to complete a personal challenge.
She also posted on her Instagram page a photo of herself standing and smiling on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
"I DID IT," she said. "Finally, after all these years talkin bout it I done climbed your bridge tonight Sydney! Thanks @bridgeclimb."
"G2G my whip is here," she said.
Perry is set to continue performing in Australia through mid-December, after which she heads to nearby New Zealand for two concerts in Auckland. She will then take a break for the holidays and will resume touring in February 2015, performing in several countries in Europe, including Spain, Germany and Sweden, through March.