In the pop star wars, Katy Perry is currently winning this round. She cornered the campaign song for Hillary Clinton, and now she’s landed the song of the Olympics.
Look, the fact is, the Olympics in Rio are bad press central, but once the Games begin, it’s going to be in everyone’s interest to paper over the folks who didn’t show up because of Zika fears, or the dead bodies washing up on shore. It’s going to be the exactly as it is every four years–a focus on the incredible feats of derring do, just like it always is. The ratings will be through the roof, and hopefully not even Donald trump will be able to ruin things.
And hey, since Boris Johnson is now Foreign Secretary, maybe we’ll be lucky and he’ll catch Zika while he’s over there.