Last week, the same day Lady Gaga premiered her clip for “Alejandro,” fellow pop star Katy Perry posted a tweet that many fans thought was in response to the video’s religious imagery. “Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke,” Perry posted.
In a new radio interview, the “California Gurls” singer clarified her comment, noting that it wasn’t solely about Gaga.
“What’s funny is that everybody was assuming I was directing it completely towards her, and if I was directing something I would write their ‘@,’ ” she told a French radio station Sunday in a clip posted on PerezHilton.com. “Lately, I’ve just been seeing some things that are kind of like, I don’t know, in my own personal feelings, a little bit like not something I would do, I guess.”
She went on to specify that it wasn’t just Gaga’s “Alejandro” that left her underwhelmed by pop culture’s use of religious imagery.
“You know, when Madonna was on a cross, and sometimes my boyfriend will say things that are a little bit ‘eh’ for me, from where I come from,” she said of her upbringing with her parents, who are both pastors. “It’s hard for me to say that, because sometimes I’m a very hypocritical person. Everybody’s like, ‘How do you say that and you kissed a girl?’ And I think sometimes, most of the time, you can disagree or agree, spirituality and sexuality are two separate things, and then when you decide to put them into the same subject, it gets interesting for some people.”
Perry said that regardless of her opinions on using religion in pop culture, she still loves Gaga. “Everybody knows, I’ve said it maybe 100 times on my Twitter, I’m one of the biggest Lady Gaga fans and Madonna fans and Russell Brand fans,” she explained. “It’s just that, like, of course, some people have different viewpoints.”
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