Katy Perry, as some may know, wasn’t always the wild child who kissed girls and wore blue wigs. Born Katheryn Hudson to staunchly Christian parents, she grew up listening to gospel music.
In an interview with StarScoop.com in 2009, she said, ”Growing up, I wasn’t really allowed to listen to a whole lot of what my mom would call, secular music.” With that strict upbringing came an equally strict view on gay marriage.
Well, that view has changed.
Perry was a guest on Sydney’s 2DayFM radio station Thursday and many Australian “celebrities” called in to ask her questions. Tony Abbott, Australia’s Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition, has two daughters who are fans of the pop star. He phoned into the radio station.
His question: “When are you coming back to Australia? We need you, we want you.”
Her response: “Oh come on, that’s not a political question, let’s talk about gay marriage.”
You can listen to the full interaction below.
Abbott, despite having an openly gay sister, has opposed gay marriage. Coming from a Catholic religion, he’s called gay marriage as a “fad of the moment”.
He has stated that he doesn’t want to hinge any evolutionary legislature on said fad and thus, will be keeping Australia conservative.
The twenty-eight year old pop star urged people to speak out against Abbott, even going so far as to telling Abbott himself, that she couldn’t vote for him but that she liked him as a person.
Despite their disagreeing opinions, they have agreed to meet for lunch when Perry heads to Australia next year.
When asked by reporters about his little interview from Perry, Abbott said he disagreed with a lot of people. Everyone would probably continue speaking their piece before adding: “My daughters for once were envious of their dad.”
Katy Perry’s new album Prism drops in October. Abbott’s election is coming up on September 7th.