Katy Perry has publicly lent her support to one of her fans, who was falsely led to believe he’d been dating her for the past six years in an internet scam.
Last week, an episode of MTV’s ‘Catfish’ - which exposes fraudsters who set up relationships with unsuspecting victims online - introduced us to Spencer, a young man who had been led to believe he was speaking to Katy through a texting app.
Over the years, their online relationship blossomed, only for Spencer to discover years down the line that the woman in question was actually named Harriet, and now lives in London.
After seeing the episode for herself, Katy addressed the matter in an interview on SiriusXM, saying: “I just think it’s really unfortunate and very sad. My heart goes out to him.”
“People have dreams and people live in different parts of the world where not everything is so accessible. We live on the coasts and we get stuff in a way that some other people don’t get, and I feel bad for him.”
The actual Katy Perry is currently in a relationship with ‘Lord Of The Rings’ actor Orlando Bloom, who it was first reported she’d begun dating earlier this year.
Katy has previously dated Travie McCoy, John Mayer and music producer Diplo, having also been married to comedian and activist Russell Brand for a short spell.
Orlando, meanwhile, was married to model Miranda Kerr for three years, announcing three years later that they had chosen to end their relationship.