Mom, we told you to wait in the car! It’s bad enough when your mom tells you to put a sweater on in front of your date. It’s even worse when she mentions in front of the entire English-speaking world. Following rumors that Katy Perry’s mother was looking for a book deal, the New York Post got their hands on a copy of Mary Perry Hudson’s book proposal. It’s about as humiliating as you’d expect. “Katy stepped out from behind the changing doors in a tiny risqué costume. No mother wants to see the top of her daughter’s boobs,” Hudson reportedly writes. “My first instinct was to order her back behind those doors and demand she put something else on . . . However, I had no problem letting my eyebrows say what I wouldn’t allow my mouth to utter.” Oh man, Mrs. Hudson is not one of those cool moms. She is barely even a regular mom.
Just like your mom horrifies your friends by talking about when she was head cheerleader, so too does Ma Perry try to horn in on Katy’s primary extra-curricular activity: getting attention. “Oh, dear God, how can I save her from all this? The money, the fame, the network, the people surrounding her, how can I compete?” Hudson laments, comparing the relationship between herself and Katy to that of Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, or Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie, any family “whose children have risen to fame and live contrary to their parents’ beliefs.” Hey, there are only so many years anyone looks good in turquoise Spandex, Ms. Hudson. Your time may have past, but let Katy have hers. Let Katy have hers.
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