Earlier this week, Perry was doing an interview with Australian radio station 2Day FM, when one of the hosts introduced a segment where several Aussie celebs phoned in with questions for the singer. One of those folks happened to be Abbott, a conservative candidate for Prime Minister in the nation’s upcoming elections. A devout Roman Catholic, Abbott is opposed to same-sex marriage, despite the fact his sister is gay.
And, unbeknownst to him, Katy was well aware of that fact. Because when Abbott jokingly asked her “a big question” — whether or not she’d be coming back to Australia any time soon — she quickly turned the tables on him.
“Oh come on, that’s not a political question. Let’s talk about gay marriage,” Perry said. “Yeah, buddy, that’s right. Love is equal!”
2DayFM host Jackie O then chimed in, saying Abbott favored traditional marriage, to which Perry replied:
“I love you as a human being, but I can’t give you my vote then … I just don’t believe in your policies, so that’s what a lot of people should be doing.”
This was met with nervous laughter from Abbott, who joked “Now you’re interviewing me!” and then asked whether or not he could use Perry’s song “Hot N’ Cold” as his “Anthem.” She refused his request, though after Abbott let it be known that his daughters are huge fans of hers, Perry laughed “I still want to meet your daughters.”
The awkward interview ended soon after, though Perry let it be known that she’d love to have lunch with Abbott when she returns to Australia later this year, presumably so the two could discuss politics. Of course, if Abbott ends up winning the election, that may be a problem … one Katy also addressed.
“If he lets me in,” she laughed.