Katy Perry’s Left Shark finally speaks out on viral Super Bowl moment

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Katy Perry's Left Shark finally speaks out on viral Super Bowl moment
Katy Perry’s LEFT Shark has spoken (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

Mark this day in your calendar folks, as it is a momentous one: the left shark from Katy Perry‘s Superbowl halftime show has finally spoken out.

The dancer, who went viral during the 2015 performance where, dressed in a huge blue shark costume, he appeared to forget the dance moves.

Bryan Gaw, the dancer behind the infamous loveable shark, worked with Katy for five years and left her touring crew last year. He is now a hairstylist in LA.

Gaw told NPR that Left Shark’s moves were supposed to be a ‘freestyle’.

‘There’s a set choreography,’ he said. ‘There’s also what’s called freestyle choreography, or, like, you get to move around or play your character as a dancer.’

But Gaw acknowledged the fact that it is very hard to gain street cred when dressed as a giant shark.

‘I’m in a seven-foot blue shark costume,’ he continued. ‘There’s no cool in that. So what’s the other option? Well, I’m gonna play a different character.’

Gaw said that the character he picked was supposed to be an underdog, and that his dance moves were goofy on purpose – which is exactly why we dance like that too.

The former dancer hadn’t spoken out publicly on the subject at the time as he didn’t want to draw the attention away from Perry, but has since revealed that he now even lists the accolade on his CV.

‘Actually I don’t get any negative feedback from it,’ he said. ‘If anything people are like, “Woah, that’s so cool!”‘

Meanwhile, Katy’s been pretty busy too – this week she slammed Recording Academy President Neil Portnow for claiming that if women want to win more awards, they need to ‘step up’.

She said in reply to a tweet on the subject by artist Pink: ‘Another powerful woman, leading by example. We ALL have a responsibility to call out the absurd lack of equality everywhere we see it. I’m proud of ALL the women making incredible art in the face of continual resistance.’

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