Katy Perry's Prism Is a Potential Biohazard in Australia

Yuh-oh. While Katy Perry's latest album Prism is topping charts worldwide, it's also recently been ruled a potential biohazard by the Australian government. [Insert dumb joke about how Katy Perry is a biohazard to your ears here.]

Those who purchase Prism receive a bonus gift of a small packet of "harmless local Swan River daisy seeds" so that they can — according to Perry — "plant to spread the light!" Sure, yeah. Fine. Sounds good. Only NO. NOT fine. NOT good because Australia's Department of Agriculture is worried that copies of the album that have been ordered internationally could contain seeds that are potentially dangerous to the nation's ecosystem.


As a department spokesperson stated:

"Seeds or plant material of international origin may be a weed not present in Australia or the host of a plant pathogen of biosecurity concern. The Australian Government has a strong system in place to detect and respond to material of biosecurity concern. This includes the inspection of mail, cargo and baggage."


To cut down on risk, the Department of Agriculture will begin inspecting imported versions of the album.

Congrats, KP! You went from ze-ee-ro, now you're a potentiallydangerousbiohazard-o.


[Rolling Stone]

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