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Katy Perry is attacked online by furious Catalans

Singer Katy Perry has been trolled by pro-independence Catalans after using Spain’s coat of arms to announce a concert in Barcelona.

The pop star faced an angry backlash after publicising her June 28 show at the city’s Palau Sant Jordi on her social media accounts with the national symbol.

She wrote under her Instagram posting using a video featuring the shield against the background of the red and yellow colours of the Spanish flag: ‘Trust and believe I’m coming for you too Barcelona See you June 28.’

One furious Catalan wrote: ‘What an idiotic woman. You’re coming to Catalonia not Spain you son of a b*****.’

She wrote under her Instagram posting using a video featuring the shield against the background of the red and yellow colours of the Spanish flag: ‘Trust and believe I’m coming for you too Barcelona See you June 28’

One furious Catalan wrote: 'What an idiotic woman. You're coming to Catalonia not Spain you son of a b*****.' Pictured: Catalans waving the region's flag after its parliament voted to declare independence from Spain in Barcelona on October 27 last year 

One furious Catalan wrote: ‘What an idiotic woman. You’re coming to Catalonia not Spain you son of a b*****.’ Pictured: Catalans waving the region’s flag after its parliament voted to declare independence from Spain in Barcelona on October 27 last year 

Pro-union Spaniards hit back by saying: 'Shut your mouth. Catalonia is Spain.' Pictured: Pro-unity protesters wave Spanish flags in Barcelona on October 29 last year 

Pro-union Spaniards hit back by saying: ‘Shut your mouth. Catalonia is Spain.’ Pictured: Pro-unity protesters wave Spanish flags in Barcelona on October 29 last year 

The online spat showed no sign of dying down last night, less than 12 hours after the controversial video was posted. Pictured: Perry performing in California on Sunday

The online spat showed no sign of dying down last night, less than 12 hours after the controversial video was posted. Pictured: Perry performing in California on Sunday

Another added: ‘With what you’ve just done I don’t think a lot of people are going to come to your concert.’

Pro-union Spaniards hit back by saying: ‘Shut your mouth. Catalonia is Spain.’

Another taunted those who support an independent Catalonia by adding: ‘Look at your passports and ID cards, what do they say?’

The online spat showed no sign of dying down last night, less than 12 hours after the controversial video was posted.

Katy’s Barcelona show is the only concert the 33-year-old Californian will offer as part of her fourth concert tour ‘Witness: The Tour.’

Sacked fugitive Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (pictured) remains in Belgium and several politicians and activists are in jail

Sacked fugitive Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (pictured) remains in Belgium and several politicians and activists are in jail

Tickets costing up to £92 will go on sale on March 7.

The singer is yet to comment on the row she sparked on any of her social media sites.

It is not the first time she has found herself under the microscope.

She was reportedly denied a visa to attend a Victoria’s Secret lingerie show in Shanghai in November last year.

Reports at the time claimed it was because she wore a dress which appeared to support Taiwanese anti-China protesters during a 2015 concert in Taiwan.

The Spanish government imposed direct control over Catalonia last year after the region’s political leaders organised an independence referendum which was later ruled illegal.

Sacked fugitive Catalan president Carles Puigdemont remains in Belgium and several politicians and activists are in jail.



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