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‘Take that, drought!’ Katy Perry supports Australian drought victims by dressing as a farmer

She’s currently halfway through the Australian leg of her Witness world tour.

And during an appearance at a shopping centre in Brisbane on Friday, Katy Perry threw her support behind the victims of ‘the worst drought of the century,’ which farmers on the east coast of Australia are currently battling.

During an impromptu act on stage, the 33-year-old donned a country-style hat and checkered shirt before announcing she was dressed as a farmer, while defiantly stating: ‘Take that, drought!’

 

'Take that, drought!' Katy Perry dresses up as a farmer while making a cringeworthy reference to the movie Clueless to highlight the big dry in Australia during shopping centre appearance

‘Take that, drought!’ Katy Perry dresses up as a farmer while making a cringeworthy reference to the movie Clueless to highlight the big dry in Australia during shopping centre appearance

Katy chose to dress up after presenter Scott Tweedie presented her with a fedora style hat and button-up shirt on stage at Westfield shopping centre in Carindale.

‘Of course I’ll dress up as a farmer,’ Katy said while accepting the gifts.

She then declared: ‘One of my favourite quotes, from [movie] Clueless, “You can be a farmer in those clothes!”‘

‘I think that’s from Clueless? I’m not too sure… take that, drought!’ 

Support: The 34-year-old donned a country style hat and checked shirt before announcing she was dressed as a farmer

Support: The 34-year-old donned a country style hat and checked shirt before announcing she was dressed as a farmer

Helping her own way: Katy chose to dress up after presenter Scott Tweedie presented her with a fedora style hat and button-up shirt on stage at Westfield shopping centre in Carindale, Brisbane

Helping her own way: Katy chose to dress up after presenter Scott Tweedie presented her with a fedora style hat and button-up shirt on stage at Westfield shopping centre in Carindale, Brisbane

Katy was throwing her support behind the victims of the drought, in what has been described as ‘the worst drought of the century’ in Australia.

In the past month, NSW farmers reported less than 10mm of rain, with the trend of low rainfall projected for at least the next three months.

Authorities officially declared the entire state in drought on Wednesday.

With the weather bureau warning there is no end in sight, the Red Cross has set up a relief appeal, while the Salvation Army is distributing food hampers.

Crisis: Katy was throwing her support behind what has been described as 'the worst drought of the century' in Australia 

Crisis: Katy was throwing her support behind what has been described as ‘the worst drought of the century’ in Australia 

Some farmers have spent up to $10,000 per truckload of hay just to feed their animals, according to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Another casualty in one of the driest winters on record in New South Wales became apparent on Thursday when a baby lamb caught crying as its mother lay dead on the ground was photographed.

The image is a stark reminder of the effect on the state wide drought on livestock.

Crisis: A baby lamb was caught crying as its mother lay dead on the ground on Thursday as a result of the drought in NSW

Crisis: A baby lamb was caught crying as its mother lay dead on the ground on Thursday as a result of the drought in NSW

Farmers have been forced to resort to drastic measures as food for their livestock diminishes and water shortages take their toll.

One farmer in north-western NSW had planned to shoot all 1,200 of his starving sheep and bury them in a mass grave on his barren farm.

The sheep on Les Jones’ farm were so emaciated that his family wouldn’t be able to use them to feed themselves ‘unless we ate soup every day’ he said.

However, The Daily Telegraph reported that the public flooded the couple in donations to save their animals. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Katy’s management for comment, in relation to this article.  

'The worst drought of the century': Some farmers have spent up to $10,000 per truckload of hay just to feed their animals, according to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

‘The worst drought of the century’: Some farmers have spent up to $10,000 per truckload of hay just to feed their animals, according to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull



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