We'll admit it, this is a strange little story. California Gurls singer Katy Perry was apparently so smitten by the California automaker Fisker that she bought five of the company's plug-in hybrid Karma for members of her staff. Reports say that she spent $500,000 dollars on the cars.

Of course, this might all be nonsense. Everyone is saying that the original source for the news is the Daily Star, but there's no such report on the DS website. Then there's this obviously wrong quote from "a friend" of Perry's: "They are completely electric and top of the range in car luxury but she hates the smog in the air in LA. In total she spent over half a million dollars on the cars and now her conscience is clean."

Karmas are not all-electric, of course, and if all it takes is money to erase your conscience, then we say well done, Ms. Perry. So we have to wonder if this isn't some elaborate prank designed to draw new celebrity attention to the Karma, since it's been a while since Justin Beiber had his own chrome Karma dreams. Or maybe people are just making things up. Either way, we like the idea of the Perry watching Paranoia and thinking, "I should get that status symbol for my posse."


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      Brian S (brianguy)
      • 1 Year Ago
      seeing how Fisker is out of business and hasn't really produced a car since 2012 model year.... WTF?
      EVnerdGene
      • 1 Year Ago
      Weren't there over 35 comments here a few days ago ?
      Mark
      • 1 Year Ago
      What is a Fisker Karma, a new golf cart?
      Camaroman101
      • 1 Year Ago
      i'd sell it and buy a tesla instead
      TheSaint86
      • 1 Year Ago
      Isn't that car company having a tough time right now? What are these people going to do when they can't afford the service bill or parts for a company that doesn't exist any longer?
        Letstakeawalk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TheSaint86
        The company was recently purchased, so it's very hopeful that spare parts will again be available from the OEM providers. There is also a very dedicated owners group that helps source spares and provide maintenance. At the moment, the Karma is an "orphan", but there are a lot of people dedicated to keeping them running. That said, an owner that doesn't want to keep their Karma will always be able to find a buyer for it.
      bluepongo1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Haters 'gonna hate ..... that's all they can do. :-P
      raktmn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Whether the story is true or not, can we all just agree to pretend we never heard of it?
      Joeviocoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      @katyperry: Omg someone just called my stage the TESLA of tour stages... It was like, the coolest modern compliment ever. Maybe they were Tesla P85s.
      • 1 Year Ago
      OPRAH!
      Archonic
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Karmas are not all-electric, of course, and if all it takes is money to erase your conscience, then we say well done, Ms. Perry." Couldn't have said it better myself.
      EVnerdGene
      • 8 Months Ago
      could you please send a weblink ? pretty please !
      Grendal
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who did she buy them from? That's if it really happened. http://www.cars.com/for-sale/used/fisker/ There are plenty of hardly used ones (under 1000 miles) for sale on cars.com. The best one was $59K and there were four others for under $70K. So if she paid $500K, then she tossed out $200K, even though she could probably afford it.
        raktmn
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Grendal
        Autotrader lists 26 brand new Fiskers still for sale. 19 are listed at full MSRP.
          Grendal
          • 8 Months Ago
          @raktmn
          That's way too much when you can buy one with 256 miles on it for $59K. You can get 256 miles from 6 months worth of test drives.
        Actionable Mango
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Grendal
        It's difficult for me to imagine someone that wealthy buying used cars for gifts (excepting classics of course).
          Marco Polo
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Actionable Mango
          @ Actionable Mango. Ah, but it's an old Hollywood tradition, going right back to Mary Pickwick and the silent era stars and studio moguls. In more recent times it was Elvis Presley's gift of choice (Cadillacs).
          Marco Polo
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Actionable Mango
          @ Actionable Mango I guess if "Goddesses" and Moguls of the " Silver Screen" had Pierce -Arrows and Dusenbergs delivered, and the "King" gave Cadillacs, it's only appropriate that Katy Perry gives used cars ! :)
          Actionable Mango
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Actionable Mango
          @MP, really? Used cars?
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