While many people had a laugh with the story of Spencer Morril, he seems to have found sympathy with the object of his fantasy. Morril believed he was dating Katy Perry for six years, only to find out that it was not the case.
Speaking to the "Morning Mashup" on Sirius XM this Thursday. The pop star made it abundantly clear that she felt sorry for Morril whose story was featured on MTV's Catfish.
"Yes, somebody sent me a link," she said when she was asked if she had seen the episode. "I didn't actually read through it, because I just think it's really unfortunate and very sad."
She also went on to defend Morril and the situation he was in, when one of the hosts, Spencer, made a pun by saying that Morril may have not been "Wide Awake", in reference to one of Perry's hit songs.
"Yeah, you know, not everyone can be, but I think that, you know, my heart goes out to him, actually, because anybody that's been fooled like that or just you know… People have dreams, and people live in different parts of the world where not everything is as accessible," she pointed out.
She also hinted that she had no wish to further add fuel to Morril's humiliation. "Like, we live on the coast, and you know, we get stuff in a way that some other people don't get, and so I feel bad for him," Perry said. "And so I didn't really like to indulge in that, because my heart would die."
In the Catfish episode, Morril went on to reveal that he and "Katy Perry" were engaged, and he even went so far as to make an engagement ring using his great-grandmother's emerald. He believed all of this despite the fact that he only communicated with the person posing as the pop star, via e-mail and messaging and had only spoken to her on the phone once.
The hosts of Catfish Nev Schulman and Max Joseph would eventually reveal to him that he was actually communicating with a Canadian woman named Heather who moved to England.