People are calling out Katy Perry after she urged fans to reach out to family 'who do not agree' with election results

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Katy Perry at the Gracie Awards in September 2020. Getty Images/Getty Images for Women in Media Foundation
  • Katy Perry is getting called out on Twitter after encouraging followers to call their families on the other side of the political spectrum following the election results.

  • "The first thing I did when the presidency was called is text and call my family members who do not agree and tell them I love them and am here for them," the singer wrote, along with the hashtag, "#familyfirst."

  • "Call your family today," Perry added.

  • Twitter users subsequently accused Perry of ignoring the polarizing nature of the US presidential election between President-elect Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.

  • "Super good to know white supremacy isn't a dealbreaker for you," one user wrote.

Katy Perry is among the celebrities calling for unity after the results of the US presidential elections were announced last week.

The singer urged her followers to call their families, following the projected results, which named Democratic nominee Joe Biden the president-elect, and now people on Twitter are accusing her of ignoring the election's polarizing nature.

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"The first thing I did when the presidency was called is text and call my family members who do not agree and tell them I love them and am here for them," Perry tweeted on Sunday. "Call your family today. Happy Sunday."

But some people didn't appreciate that the singer appeared to be glossing over some of the more difficult parts of the election — and Donald Trump's presidency, which was littered with white supremacy, sexism and racism.

Others, however, were a bit more sympathetic to Perry's message of unity.

But overall, most users didn't appreciate Perry's message.

Representatives for Perry didn't immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.

Following new vote tallies from Pennsylvania, Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected on Friday morning that Former Vice President Joe Biden won the presidential race. One day later, President-elect Biden also became the projected winner in Nevada, according to Decision Desk HQ.

This isn't the first time Perry has been dragged on social media for a supportive tweet.

In August, users criticized Perry for defending Ellen DeGeneres after a turbulent past few months for the daytime talk show host. She was accused by former staffers of acting rudely and creating a "toxic" environment on the set of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

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