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Monday 18th August 2008

Lyric of "I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry produces criticism from family

THE CONTENT of the UK number one hit single by Katy Perry, "I Kissed A Girl", has been criticised by her Christian pastor parents. Said Katy's mother, Mary Hudson, "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."

An article by Caroline Graham in Mail Online went on to quote Katy's mother, "Katy was spotted by a music producer who invited her to LA. That's when she started to change. I was worried she'd start doing drugs and drinking alcohol. I still am. I spoke to her only recently. She said, 'Oh mum, I'm not going to turn into Amy Winehouse.'" Katy has acknowledged the rift with her parents, saying, "I stopped trying to change them at 21."

Under the name Katy Hudson the singer recorded a self-titled Christian music album in 2000 for Red Hill Records. CR

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