Mary Hudson, Perry’s mother, allegedly told British tabloid The Daily Mail, “I hate the song. It clearly promotes homosexuality and its message is shameful and disgusting.
“Katy knows how I feel. We are a very outspoken family and she knows how disappointed her father and I are. I can’t even listen to that song. The first time I heard it I was in total shock. When it comes on the radio I bow my head and pray… that God will work through her and help her find salvation.”
Perry denies the tabloid’s story telling MTV, “Well, that was actually false information. I think people were calling up my parents and trying to figure out what’s going on, and all of a sudden they’re getting all these phone calls.
She continues, “They love and support me. Of course, they have their own opinions, but you can never take a tabloid seriously. If they weren’t supportive, they wouldn’t come to all the shows. People like to make games out of other people’s lives.”
The singer also address the controversy surrounding the song about a same-sex kiss saying, “I think everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I don’t think you need to be one way or another to try something, and it’s a song about curiosity. Of course, some people don’t like it, but to each is own. I don’t like stuff they do.”
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