Katy Perry Tells Vanity Fair: “I Didn’t Have A Childhood


If you had a spare afternoon, you could make a line graph mapping the exact one-to-one correlation between how religious an artist’s upbringing was, and how naked and/or outrageous their acts will be. Madonna, Marilyn Manson, you name it. Lady Gaga just went to a Catholic high school and now she’s in her underwear, growing horns out of her face. Given that her latest song has her “ready for abduction,” it’s not surprising to hear about her evangelical family in Katy Perry’s Vanity Fair article. “I didn’t have a childhood,” the singer says of her strict upbringing, during which her parents allegedly shunned everything secular, from pop music to books other than the Bible. Her mom refused to let Katy uses phrases that even hinted at a satanic origin, like “deviled eggs” or “Dirt Devil.” A childhood without deviled eggs? They’re lucky Perry’s Vanity Fair cover has her wearing clothes at all!

Despite Katy Perry’s parents stringent rules, the singer has come to terms with their worldview. “I think sometimes when children grow up, their parents grow up,…Mine grew up with me. We coexist. I don’t try to change them anymore, and I don’t think they try to change me. We agree to disagree.” At least until Katy Petty’s mom publishes her memoir, that is. Then if we all listen closely, we can probably hear can the sound of Perry’s chest-mounted chainsaws clicking into place.

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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