Katy Perry’s dad asks people to pray for his ‘devil child’ who needs ‘healing’

Katy Perry

Here are some photos of Katy Perry at the Delete Blood Cancer gala in NYC last night. Katy is wearing Vera Wang, and I think she pulls it off well overall. She looks so good in bold colors, and it’s amazing that Katy has kept one hair color for over six consecutive months at this point. This dress is pretty great too — Katy’s rack isn’t busting out all over the place, her tiny waist is on full display, and I don’t even mind the mermaid tail. Plus, Katy’s makeup doesn’t look as drag-queeny as usual, and these earrings look delicious enough to eat.

Katy Perry

That’s as far as the good news goes for this post, however. Katy’s dad, Keith Hudson, is running his mouth again. For several years, Keith and Katy’s mom, Mary, have made a tidy living off their daughter’s name and notoriety, and they travel the globe giving guest speeches at churches while publicizing themselves as “Katy Perry’s parents.” At the same time, they’ve also expressed displeasure over Katy’s choice of career because they wanted her to be a faith healer. A few years ago, Keith even said that Katy was destined to go to hell because she sang about being a fake lesbian. For awhile, Katy managed to get her parents to STFU, but now Keith must need some major money again because he’s calling his daughter a “devil child.” Poor Katy:

Katy Perry

POP star Katy Perry has been branded a “devil child” – by her own DAD.

Firebrand preacher Keith Perry also claims watching his daughter’s gigs is so hellish he ends up weeping because the fans are worshipping the singer instead of God.

And, in a string of bizzare sermons, he urges congregations to “pray for Katy,” whose hits include I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It.

Keith and wife Mary are currently touring American churches as star speakers.

The pair, who have made millions off the back of their famous daughter, show a video making Katy out to be a “devil child” who needs “healing.”

Speaking in Santa Fe Springs, California, Keith ranted: “They ask how can I preach if I produce a girl who sang about kissing another girl?

“I was at a concert of Katy’s where there were 20,000. I’m watching this generation and they were going at it. It almost looked like church.

“I stood there and wept and kept on weeping and weeping. They’re loving and worshipping the wrong thing.”

Katy’s parents ask for donations, saying they need “not one or two dollars, but 20s” so they can go to Switzerland.

Katy, 28, was a church singer before hitting the bigtime. She was briefly wed to sex-mad Brit comedian Russell Brand.

[From The Sun]

Oh for the love of …. this is so messed up. Keith and Mary certainly don’t mind appearing on the red carpet with Katy and soaking up the crowd’s adulation in search of the almighty dollar, do they? With evangelists such as this pair, I always wonder whether they actually believe their own words about needing large donations to truly do their God’s work or whether they give each other congratulatory “high fives” after the show for pulling the proverbial wool over gullible people’s eyes. I tend to think that Katy is, by and large, an overindulged Hollywood brat, but she must be so embarrassed about her parent’s words and actions.

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Katy Perry

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  1. Momoftwo says:

    Her dad is giving me the major creepy factor…those are always the ones who are pointing out the devil in everyone else!

  2. tracking says:

    It sucks to have parents who are crazy and don’t have your best interests at heart.

  3. marie says:

    oh what the f-ck ever, ridiculous.

  4. don't kill me i'm french says:

    no need of enemies when you have these parents

  5. annaloo. says:

    People like that give Christians a bad name and reputation.

  6. Ms.Smurf says:

    That’s sad.
    I mean, her parents can disagree with her lifestyle all they want, but as parents they should be loving and supportive. The only other celebrity I can think of with conservative parents is Brad Pitt.

    Even his parents are loving and supportive, and he doesn’t have to go around feeling embarrassed that his parents are commenting PUBLICALLY their disappointment in him. Dislike their religion/viewpoint, but they are respectful and loving of their son and his family. That’s what I like about them.

    I mean, I could go out and steal millions of dollars and become this kind of Bonnie and Clyde type person. I know that my mom wouldn’t say a word to the press, but she’d tear me a new one, in private, at home. And then tell me she ain’t bailing me out of jail.

  7. Red32 says:

    If that’s her dad in the pic with her, maybe he needs to give Joe Simpson a call . . .

  8. Jaxx says:

    I wouldn’t give her parents the time of day, much less a donation.

  9. aims says:

    I’m no fan of Katy, but I really hate hypocrites. There is nothing worse in my book then self serving people who uses and abuses, then throws you under the bus when they tap you out.

    If you disagree with her, then do so. Don’t go to award shows, don’t try to profit from her in some way.

  10. clutch says:

    Katy dated John Mayer and married Russell Brand………she needs prayers and deliverance.

    I agree her parents exploit her and seem very insincere about their faith. I still have to question what triggered the rant though. They may be aware of parts of her lifestyle that we arent and are addressing it in the only way they know. I kind of thought Russel was hinting that she was using and he couldnt around that and not relapse into addiction. Just my theory.

    • HotPockets says:

      I agree clutch. I think her parents are a little crazy, but they are probably aware of something that the public doesn’t know about. Not to defend them, but in a early interview she did say that she sold her soul to the devil, which I know is a metaphor, but a lot of these big time music labels literally control all aspects of your life when you sign with them. I think to a certain degree, you really do sign your life and soul away to these music executives, so they can get the biggest bang for their buck. It’s not about who’s the most talented, but who they can control, manipulate, manufacture and sell back to the public.

      There is a creepy interview Bob Dylan did where he is reflecting back on his career and he hints that he wishes he never had the career that he did because it’s under someone else’s control. He talks about the crossroads metaphor and how it really isn’t just a metaphor, but a reality, here is the link:


      • minamka says:

        I completely agree here. Not only Katy Perry but all the other famous singers nowadays say they sold their soul to the devil.. If you do some research you’ll understand what they mean and you’ll discover it is not about who works hard succeed thing in Hollywood, it is a whole new scary world no one would want to be in.. It is about control and abuse and trying to corrupt the masses and the youth with their songs and attitudes. She is indeed a Devil child.. I agree with her father 100%.

      • blaize says:

        @Minamka: “trying to corrupt the masses and youth with their songs and their attitudes. She is indeed the a Devil child… I agree with her father 100%.”

        That sounds just like bigotry. I’m not trying to stereotype all Christians or say that they’re all bigots, but the ones who are say things very similar to what you just said about anything or anyone who doesn’t go along with their abstinence, modesty, and anti-gay agenda.

    • RN says:

      Seriously?? Let me try to understand what you’re saying. You’re saying that if you have information about your child and it’s about something with which you disagree, then you should loudly proclaim in public that your child is damaged? Oh, and solicit money from strangers at the same time?

  11. lucy2 says:

    Her parents sound downright nuts, especially her dad. And hypocrites – the fame and success is all good when it benefits them, but then he’ll turn around and declare it all evil. What a jerk.

    I find her pretty obnoxious, but that gives a lot of insight into how she grew up and why she does the things she does.

  12. Apples says:

    I think she actually may not be a “Hollywood brat.” A high school friend of mine lives works in LA and has only nice things to say about her. She “likes to party” but, is “unlike the typical LA Fake- she is very nice, even to people who aren’t Hollywood power players.” Granted, that’s just my friend’s experiences.

    • magpie says:

      I have to agree here. I’m no fan of Katy’s music but it was always my understanding that she was a very nice person even to the “underlings”.

      She’s not a lip biter/eye roller like her friend kStew and I don’t think she takes her fame for granted.

      With parents as messed up as this I get why she dates dirty boys now.

  13. MonicaQ says:

    So you going to jack her money but call her Satan. Ok. Real Jesus-like. Why is it the ones who are so fire and brimstone with their faith the ones that’s always doin’ “non-Biblical” things? I feel sorry for Christians that *aren’t* looney. These yokles give y’all a bad name.

  14. Rio says:

    I’m sorry, but the call for donations? Bitch, please.

    I’ve recently become obsessed with Marjoe Gortner, the child evangelist-turned-actor. There was an Academy Award-winning documentary made about him in 1971, and he makes no bones about how lucrative the Evangelical circuit can be if you have the right “gimmick” as he puts it.

    These folks found their gimmick.

    • aims says:

      I was raised in the 80′s tbn generation. My father was really big on Jimmy Swagrat. From the age of ten it all seemed like bullshit to me. I cannot tolerate people scamming money off of hard working people to fund their lifestyle. It is disgusting to me, because these people are talking advantage of someone who is looking for answers or is lost in someway. It is a scam, and these “televangelist” are immoral and con artists.

  15. teehee says:

    I’d have to agree with her dad– but not in the religious sense- her music is the stuff from hell and she isnt bright but there is no way I agree with any sort of religious thumping of any kind, especially involving shaming and judgement. I don’t hesitate to judge— but I dont claim to be all about love and be all biblical DESPITE judging people and I’d like to think there is a difference.

  16. phlyfiremama says:

    Hmmm. I’ll bet that SOMEBODY took naughty pictures that will be relaeased soon~the apology/excuses are just starting early!

  17. No wonder she dates and marries losers douchebags….it all starts with daddy….

    • Ella says:

      Russell Brand is not a loser or douchebag! Seriously I bet you know nothing about him, or else you wouldn’t say that. Plenty of others on this site can vouch for that as well. He’s a smart, decent guy. Just had to interject that.

  18. kmd0113 says:

    When I find myself not liking Katy Perry, I remind myself what shitty parents she has. She really turned out ok. Her parents are probably the ones going to hell. They sure don’t mind bank rolling off their daughter when it is convenient for them.

    • Brittney says:

      That’s so true. I caught her documentary on TV a few weeks ago, and I never planned to watch it, but she actually came across as very hard-working and grounded. It’s a far cry from how other celebrities (with equally offensive moochers for parents) have turned out.. *cough* Lindsay Lohan, Leann Rimes…

  19. Jess V says:

    True Christianity is about love and forgiveness, not exploitation of your own daughter.

    Unless they are very much delusional.

    I’d like to sit down with Katy’s parents and discuss this.

  20. Burkvest says:

    They mind her job but don’t mind being in her videos or taking her dirty, evil money.

  21. Maria says:

    as much as i dislike John Mayer and wouldnt date Russel Brand, her dating choices seem to make sense now. i mean do you expecct a healthy, adjusted woman to come out of this? its also a way for her to rebel against those “parents”

  22. Reece says:

    Well if those are her parents then that explains A LOT!

  23. Elceibeno says:

    Katy’s dad is a religious nut. He should have been cast as Carrie’s dad in the remake.

  24. Shannon says:

    She’s a pop singer for Christ sake. Not a porn star or a prostitute. Her parents are fame whores to be running their mouths. Who’s paying their bills? Shut the F up.

  25. PortlandJan says:

    Why isn’t Katy scanning her birth certificate for loopholes?

  26. Maggie says:

    Religion is nuts! I stopped believing in the fairytale long ago. It permeates evil. Take a look at history and then looks what’s happening in today’s world. These people are a fine example.

    • clutch says:

      Evil is committed by the religous and irreligous equally. For every religous fanatic who distorts his faith tn justify murder or oppression , i will hapily name for you 2 secular persons who did the same. The 3 greatest mass murderers (we are talking millions dead) of the 20th century were irreligous – I will let you google who they are.

      The religion is evil trope is lazy.

      • blaize says:

        But what if we weren’t just talking about the 20th and 21st century? What if we were talking about thousands of years of people being murdered because of religion, or because they broke some religious law?

        That’s why it pisses me off when People from Islamic or Judeo-Christian religions try to tell others what to do-
        “Don’t have sex before you’re married, that’s immoral,” “if a woman does this sexual thing she’s a (fill in the blank with any slur against women who are sexually liberated)”, “Women must dress modestly”, “Homosexuality is an abomination” etc., etc. But then when someone DARES criticize Christianity or Islam, they’re the bad ones.

        I’m not saying that all religious people are bad or anything like that. I’m saying that they need to stop policing the sexuality, bodies, and entertainment choices of those around them. Maybe each time they’re about to judge, police, and condemn, they should try to remember that not everybody believes EXACTLY as they do- including their children.

    • barhey says:

      Oh thats true. Irreligious people have never commited evil. Stalin and Mao were terrible Christians, look what happens when you put Christians in charge. International charity groups should disband, their religious infleunce is ruining the world.

      • Maggie says:

        World War11,911,Jim Jones,the NRA,Boston Bombings. I could go on and on and on! Go to the latest Collins blog and read the hate spewed by so called Christians simply because this guy came forward and admitted he was gay. FYI I am a baptized white Christian. Do good people need any organized religion to be good people? No they don’t. Why do Christians think they have to spread the word? Why don’t they simply practice their belief and keep it to themselves? I’m not looking for an argument. I’m simply stating an opinion and my questions regarding it. I think human beings need to believe there is something or some purpose other than just being because they are afraid that once they die….that’s it. It comes from fear. And you dont need to be religious to be charitable.

    • Barhey says:

      Yes, that’s again true. All religious people are ignorant, superstitious and are ruled by fear. They have no right to share what they believe and they commit horrible crimes.

      Let’s ban it!

      • Maggie says:

        I don’t mean to paint them all with the same brush. Sorry if I offended you. I respect that you have your beliefs. I’m only stating my own.

      • blaize says:

        How about this: Why don’t they just stop telling people when to have sex, stop slut-shaming women who rebel against abstinence and modesty, allow people their right to do whatever they please with their own physical appearance without attacking them for it, (be they entertainment industry or regular people) and stop trying to vilify or marginalize gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people? While they’re at it, they can stop with the victim-blaming rape apologetics. Then maybe, just maybe, people will be more tolerant of them.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yeah that’s one of the main differences here. I’m atheist but I’m not trying to legislate morality based on my atheism (which is…what exactly?) nor am I condemning others for how they chose to live their lives simply because they conflict with my personal beliefs.

        Worship God all day long–I truly don’t care what you do, if it helps you and makes you a better person, have a it.

        Just don’t try to tell try to impose your beliefs upon me or take away my rights under the guise of religion or for that matter, politics (sometimes those two go hand-in-hand a little too easily for my liking).

    • Maggie says:

      Let me ask this: if the earth is 5 billion years old and organized religion is only 5 thousand years old, where was God before that? Did he just decide one afternoon that he was bored and then procede to create a few sheep and let them procreate? How did Mohammed become a prophet? Could he have simply declared he was out of some inner desire to control? I know I’m opening a can of worms. I don’t want to offend anyone. I’m questioning. My mother died a horrible death. I’m still grieving. I’m questioning the fact that if God is so merciful why didnt he let her die with dignity? Why was such a good person made to suffer? The answer I was given is God is teaching me a lesson. WTF? Then I read about these idiots!!!

      • sauvage says:


        I’m so sorry to hear that. Nothing is going to help you right now – healing will happen with time and love. Leave God out of it, if it doesn’t help. To some people, religion is helpful, to others it’s not. And everybody will die one day, whether they believe in God or not. Fact of life.

        I wish you all the best. At the end of the day, all that matters is love. Your mom may be dead, but her love for you will always be around, as well as your love for her.


  27. Miss Grey says:

    damn, that is some perfectly applied lip-liner and lipstick… and her parents suck.

  28. Maria says:

    Her dad looks like a closet gay to me. Another Joe Simpson probably.

  29. Beatriz says:

    More than embarrassment, it must be very painful to have “proof”, that your parents love money more than you. I find Katy Perry to be very annoying, but this makes me feel for her. I agree with other posters in that she came out pretty well adjusted considering her crazy ass parents.

  30. tick says:

    The sad thing is, deep down inside ms. perry, there’s a part of her that feels her dad is right. because he’s her dad and they raised her in this religious fear of god instead of the love of god.

    I pray for her father and all like him.

  31. KLO says:

    I have always had the sense that Kary is a smart woman who knows what she is doing and is handling her parents and her career pretty well. I wish her all the best.

    I am not a fan of the music but I like her as a person.

  32. sauvage says:

    Who needs enemies with parents like that?

  33. MrsBPitt says:

    I didn’t know Katy Perry’s dad was Truman Capote????

  34. Kate says:

    Her dad is another Joe Simpson. Just let it be known already.