Katy Perry's ribbing of them online just hours before the news of their separation has shocked fans, with some claiming the post triggered the breakup.
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Perry is clinging to her desire for Pete Davidson.
Perry uploaded a TikTok video that quickly became popular as she shared her results playing M.A.S.H., a filter in the app that aims to predict the participants' future in four categories: the house you will own, the car you will drive, and your future lover.
When the first two predictions for her on the screen were all smiles and grateful, she was overcome with joy in her accomplishments.But the next two predictions turned her attention to the other.
Perry's eyes became wide with shock when the filter told her she would have six children. She currently has one daughter with her husband, actor Orlando Bloom, and a second later, the game predicted her future lover, Pete Davidson.
Perry wrote, No offense, @KimKardashian, and since Bloom has been collaborating with Davidson on a film set in Australia, she added, "And Orlando?"
Fans make fun of Katy for her awful timing.
E! News reported that Kardashian and Davidson had broken up the day after Perry posted her TikTok video, nine months after the couple first publicly declared their relationship. However, numerous other outlets have reported that they have now confirmed the separation with their sources.
Perry's poor timing has prompted fans to take to social media in droves, wondering if she was somehow aware of the couple's problems. One Twitter user commented, Somehow I feel like @katyperry is to blame.
This #KimKardashian #PeteDavidson is tweeted on twitter.com/2CrqV3nPk3.
Snootymcbooty (@jorgeous_2) August 6, 2022
Perry's TikTok page was flooded with likes and comments, as many of the followers wrote. This didnt age well.
Perrys' ribbing, according to some fans, may have played a role in the split.
KIM & PETE JUST BROKE UP TODAY KATY YOU DID NOT, wrote one, adding crying emojis.
Someone wrote, This is the TikTok that broke up Kim and Pete.
Another said, Day later, and news comes out that Pete and Kim have broken up? Cant be a coincidence.
Perry's joking reaction to Davidson was "all about fun and games," according to others, including a fan who commented, "I mean, I would react the same if I was engaged to Orlando Bloomsorry Pete."
Perry hasnt commented on the effect of her video, which at the time of its release had almost 6 million views. And neither Kardashian nor Davidson has commented on the post or their relationship.