Katy Perry’s boobs are proselytizing for “the Lord Jesus Christ”

Singer Katy Perry looked great in a Flintstones Bedrock Betty inspired short yellow mini leopard print dress, as she heades to attend a listening party in New York City, NY for her new record on June 14, 2010! Fame Pictures, Inc

Shortly after Lady Gaga’s video for “Alejandro” premiered, Katy Perry got up on her Jesusy high horse and tweeted “Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke.” Many people assumed this was directed at Gaga, but we didn’t really have concrete proof. However, Katy didn’t correct us… until now. Katy told E! that her “blasphemy” tweet was just a general statement, not specifically aimed at Gaga. Although she claims she’s often offended by her fiance Russell Brand and his statements against “the Lord Jesus Christ.” Yeah… she used to be gospel singer, and her daddy’s a pastor. Can’t you tell? Oh, and Katy also says something about hypocrisy:

Feud? What feud? Let’s get this straight: Katy Perry is all about building people up. Unless you smack-talk Jesus, then you’re getting a smacking. She’s done as much to fiancé Russell Brand. But despite what you, the media and anyone literate enough to digest 140 characters may have inferred, she has absolutely not done as much to Lady Gaga.

While the blogosphere exploded last week with news of a Twitter-induced Perry-Gaga feud, this week the “California Gurls” singer made the promotional rounds for her new album and, naturally, found herself in the potentially awkward position of having to field a few questions about her controversial tweet that seemingly took Gaga to task for the religious iconography in her “Alejandro” video.

Turns out, it was all just one big misunderstanding.

“I’m a massive fan,” she told EW of her ladyship. She added that the tweet, which stated, “Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke,” was not even directed at Gaga and instead was “more of a non-specific, general thing.”

“But everybody made it out to be a cat fight. I think people love cat fights. It’s a turn-on for people.”

Besides, if there’s anyone it may have been directed at, it was her husband-to-be.

“The other day he was yelling out the window. He said something a bit off color, kind of blasphemous about the Lord Jesus Christ, and I smacked him for it.” Surely that’s not what Jesus would do?

“It’s just kind of deeply rooted inside of me, and hard to get away from. But everybody knows I am a massive Lady Gaga fan. If you look through my tweets, there will be about 10 of them that say that I am obsessed with her.”

Fair enough. But maybe she should have quit while her denial tour was ahead. Instead, she continued to explain her comment on a French radio interview over the weekend and let slip yet another artist she wasn’t exactly thrilled with.

“Lately, I’ve just been seeing some things that are kind of…not something I would do, I guess,” she said. “Like, you know when Madonna was on the cross? And, like, sometimes my boyfriend will say things that are ehhh… From where I come from, it’s hard for me to say that…”

Yet she’s self-aware enough to know that her opinion isn’t shared by all and that issue will inevitably be taken with her justification.

“[People say] I’m a very hypocritical person, ‘How do you say that and [sing] ‘I Kissed a Girl’? Spirituality and sexuality are two separate things. When you decide to put it into the same subject, it gets interesting for some people. Everyone knows…I’ve said 100 times on my Twitter: I’m one of the biggest Lady Gaga and Madonna and Russell Brand fans. Some people have different viewpoints.”

And some people have a little bit of trouble expressing them properly the first time around. Surely Lady Gaga can relate to that.

[From E! News]

I get that some people have “different viewpoints” and someone who is very religious can be friends or have sex with or even marry someone who doesn’t give a crap about God or religion. That’s fine, live and let live. But Katy’s explanation for her hypocrisy – “Spirituality and sexuality are two separate things. When you decide to put it into the same subject, it gets interesting for some people” – is weird, right? Like, Katy thinks she’s here to make us love Jesus more with her boobs? I think that’s what she’s saying? Her boobs are prosthelitizing. And beyond that, that tweet just came across as judgy and holier-than-thou, no matter who it was directed at.

Singer Lady Gaga attends the NY Mets game at Citi Field on June 10, 2010 in Flushing, NY (photo by Jack Shea / Meet The Famous) Photo via Newscom

Singer Katy Perry looked great in a Flintstones Bedrock Betty inspired short yellow mini leopard print dress, as she heades to attend a listening party in New York City, NY for her new record on June 14, 2010! Fame Pictures, Inc

Lady Gaga puts up her middle finger while the New York Mets play San Diego Padres at Citi Field in New York City on June 10, 2010.  UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

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  1. denise says:

    Leave Jesus out of this. Thank you much.

  2. denise says:

    And frankly I don’t find anything wrong with Katy’s blasphemy remark. The only problem I had with the remark was that it came from Katy.

  3. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    LOL I saw the interview on Perez’s site and she didn’t really bother me that much when speaking about what she meant. I honestly thought she was attacking Gaga and I was mad when I saw her tweet. People make rules to suit them selves, most religious text has rules regarding sexuality, so I am not sure how you can separate them. Katy didn’t make her argument but I don’t dislike her with a passion like I did. I mean I still dislike her, (what does Russell Brand see in you?) but she is alright.

  4. Kimberly says:

    I agree with Angelina & Denise .

  5. Team Bethenny says:

    I’m sure you meant “proselytizing.”

  6. denise says:

    BTW Lady Gaga looks terrible.

  7. Jaded says:

    And I’m sure the Lord Jesus Christ would approve of the fact that she sent Russell Brand a photo of her boobs right after she met him. The more she opens her mouth the more I dislike her schtick.

  8. erika says:

    Katy’s being a hypocrite, but that isn’t exactly rare in the realm of religious folk.

  9. bnice says:

    Meh…I can kind of see her point. It gets a bit derivative, after a while. Try to say something new, instead of peeing on a crucifix and telling me it’s art because it’s “shocking” (which it’s not anyway, anymore). I do see the difference between saying you enjoy sex (or kissing girls) and implying that you want to do sexual things to a religious figure who preached chastity just for the “GASP!” factor. It’s not very creative, IMO.

  10. RHONYC says:

    the 4th picture says it all for me.

  11. Kim says:

    Kudos to her for realizing she is a hypocrite because she is but Ill give her this -its pretty much impossible to be in the Hollywood industry and be a good Christian because there is so much evil in the industry and its fueled by sex & money. Its sad but true

  12. Bellatrix says:

    Is that a rock wannabe crucifix chain hanging on her blueberries in that top picture?

    In Blasphemy’s name…

  13. missmilly says:

    @Jaded—-Love it!!! LOL

  14. Laura says:

    She used to be a christian until she sold her soul, there is even a video on youtube in which she says so.

  15. bnice says:

    You don’t have to be a follower of a religion to have a basic respect for it…I don’t live according to the tenets of any religion, but I also don’t go around deep throating any religion’s icons for attention. I’m a former Christian, and my lifestyle doesn’t adhere to Christianity’s standards–but that is different than deliberately blaspheming to make a buck.

  16. Whatever says:

    I actually kind of agree with her, esp about Madonna. From her name to her nasty videos to dressing like religious figures and mocking other people’s faith, she is offensive to the extreme. Her schtick has been old since the 80s, but she still takes every chance to mock religion.

    I think everyone has the right to believe what they choose, but not really the right to disrespect other religions and resorting to it over and over again shows they have no real talent and nothing worthwhile to say.

  17. Melinda says:

    She keeps getting more stupid and annoying. ugh

  18. original kate says:

    katy perry confuses me – i can never recognize her from photo to photo.

  19. Rio says:

    “I actually kind of agree with her, esp about Madonna. From her name to her nasty videos to dressing like religious figures and mocking other people’s faith, she is offensive to the extreme.”

    Can’t really fault her on her name, considering it’s her real one.

  20. Whatever says:

    Can’t really fault her on her name, considering it’s her real one.

    Right, I meant the name of her KID. Sorry.

  21. Laura says:

    Just wanted to comment and say that I’m a Christian. The Bible celebrates sex and sexuality. At least one of Jesus’ ancestors was a prostitute. And many, many, people don’t think the Bible is anti premarital sex but anti sex with prostitutes.
    As far as homosexuality, meh, it is mentioned as a sin, but it’s not a deal breaker. All sins are equal so it’s really no different from my mean streak.

  22. Jover says:

    Yes melinda KP is stupid and annoying but when you’re music is dreck what else do you talk about. THere can’t be that many ppl that like her so hopefully she will be gone since this schtick is beyond tired.

  23. xxx says:

    lady gaga has a small middle finger. haha

  24. ViktoryGin says:

    Any religion particularly if it’s predicated on its own self-rightousness (i.e. all of the Abrahamic religions like Christianity) IS and SHOULD BE open to criticism. While neither Madonna nor Gaga are high art, their patent blasphemy is not purely vapid shock value. They are commenting on the limited dogma that Catholocism expouses and how alienating some of their tenets are. So, because there is, indeed, purpose behind their criticism it’s NOT shocking for purely its own sake.

    @ bnice

    “Try to say something new, instead of peeing on a crucifix and telling me it’s art…”

    Well, they can’t say anything new if you weren’t paying attention the first two times. No beef. Read the above. Furthermore, respect and criticism aren’t mutually exclusive. You can and ideally should exercise your faculties regarding something to which one dedicates his beliefs, especially if it’s in an effort to reveal a religion’s limitations.

    As far a KP. Sigh. She honesly strikes me as someone who has grown up parroting the belief system in which she’s been raised. Her criticism (or supposed lack thereof) of Gaga and of her fiance seems to conditioned reactionism, as they instrinsically are for people who don’t sincerely come to terms with what they legimately believe. So, I’m not going to hate on her for that. But….she grew up Christian, had designs to be a Christian singer until the record company slutted her up, and now she’s marrying a man who obviously doesn’t share her beliefs. Strikes me as someone who doesn’t truly know herself or what she believes.

  25. Heather says:

    Well said, Viktory. But I still don’t agree with the way they choose to express their opinions and criticisms. They clearly don’t respect the religions they choose to criticize.

    I don’t see how Katy is hypocritical. She’s not claiming to be an extreme Catholic, and clearly she doesn’t show that, but rather explaining where she comes from. She has a right to be offended, I think, and express it. I’m not a devout Christian, but I am offended by blasphemous acts and statements as well.

  26. bnice says:

    @ Vicktory
    I have absolutely no problem with intelligent criticism and deconstruction of religious ideas or beliefs. I do quite a bit of that myself, actually. But we’ll have to agree to disagree on whether what Madonna and Gaga do is “vapid shock value.” I fail to see any intellectual questions being raised or answered by pantomiming or implying sexual intercourse with spiritual leaders, just as I failed to be impressed by Mapplethorpe’s “Pi$$ Christ.” It’s all the artistic equivalent of Nelson Muntz pointing at a religion and yelling, “HAha!” to me.

  27. gg says:

    Katy needs to keep working on her boyfriend, who does nothing but makes potty jokes and crude sex references.

  28. pumak says:

    gaga should gag her way out of news

  29. bethy says:

    honestly i like the fact that she defends christianity. people are very quick to judge anyone associated with religion as boring, old fashioned and incredibly judgmental, but when someone like katy stands up for it it makes people realise that ANYONE can have faith. don’t be quick to say she’s a bad person because she doesn’t follow YOUR view of christianity. she stands up for what she believes in, which i think is highly commendable.

  30. Me says:

    Why cant we all just get along?